Potential predictors of academic performance in science in a state university
Science has made the world find the many things that people enjoy today especially those that have made their lives easy. Being an important indicator of a country's development, Science has been given importance by the government and the society. This study considered the possible factors that could predict the academic performance of students in Science at UP High School Cebu. The study utilized descriptive survey employing multiple regression to determine which among the factors considered can predict academic performance in Science. Results showed, at 0.05, that only Science anxiety and teacher’s efficacy are significant potential predictors of academic performance in Science. These interesting results deviate from most similar studies which showed that attitude towards Science, Science motivation, and perceived stress affect the academic performance. One of the recommendations indicated that further studies should be conducted to find out other possible predictors of academic performance in Science among UP High School Cebu students.
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