Attitude towards mathematics has played an important role in the mathematics teaching and learning processes and its effect on the student’s mathematics achievement has been highlighted many times on basic education. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the academic performance and the attitude of students on mathematics in the higher education who were completers of the new K-12 curriculum implemented in the Philippines few years ago. Attitude is aligned with the three components(affective, behavior and cognitive) and is measured using the four dimensions(liking and disliking of the subject, tendency to engage in or avoid activities, belief that one is good or bad in the subject, and belief that the subject is useful or useless) This research used a quantitative descriptive-correlational approach. The data used for analysis were the attitude and the average grade of students on Mathematics in the Modern World (MATWRLD) of 677 college students using a survey questionnaire. The results of the study show that the students performed good in the subject and their performance is positively and significantly related to each of the dimensions of their attitude towards MATWRLD.
Emervic De Pedro, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines