Factors Affecting the Achievement Level of Biological Science Students at the University of Eastern Philippines


This study employed the descriptive method of research to describe the achievement level in Biological Science in the areas of cells, tissues and organs among the college students of the University of Eastern Philippines. Using a researcher-made questionnaire, data were collected from students of the College of Science and College of Arts and Communication. Data on gender, socio-economic status, type of high school graduated from, attitude towards Biology were drawn from the respondents. The analysis and interpretation of the gathered data were carried out using frequency, percentage and mean. The multiple regression analysis was also used to determine the significant relationship of the achievement level in Biological Science and the independent variables. The findings revealed that majority of the respondents of this study were female; most of the respondents parents were college graduates; majority of the fathers were working as government employees but most of the mothers were not working and were plain housewives; the respondents parents’ monthly income ranged from Php1,000 to 5,000; the students obtained scores considered Failure in the achievement test in Biological Science; and, generally, the respondents’ attitude towards Biology was “Undecided”. The multiple regression analysis showed that there is a significant relationship between the achievement level in Biological Science and the profile of the student-respondent’s gender, mother’s educational attainment, father’s occupation and monthly family income, further revealed that there is no significant relationship between the achievement level in biological science and type of high school where they graduated, father’s educational attainment and mother’s occupation.

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Geraldine Apelo-Quinones, University of Eastern Philippines, Philippines

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Conference: IICE2015
Stream: Educational change through technologies

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