The Problem and its Setting
This chapter presents the introduction of the study, the statement of the problem, importance, the scope and limitation and the definition of terms.
College students around the world commonly have problems in studying and getting high grades. Study habits, sleeping pattern eating pattern and night life are the factors that affect the academic performance of students. Aside from these four, there are still other reasons like family problem, finances, peer pressure, lack of confidence and genetic predisposition
Talking about lack of study habits, one has to establish number of hours, frequency and time to studying. The number of hours is very ...view middle of the document...
The body also rests to have more energy for the next day, that is why one feels tired and not in the mood to study the next day if one lacks to sleep is one of the factors that may affect academic performance of students. Lack of sleep may also lead to the lack of concentration in the classroom and one has the tendency to sleep that will make he or she miss the discussion.
Aside from the study habits and sleeping pattern, academic performance can also be affected by night life and vices. Among the vices that students have alcoholism and smoking. Some of them may also involve in drug, computer game addiction and even prostitution. This may happen sometimes if the student living away from their parents where they are free to do what they want. If the student is active at night most of the time, chances he or she will fail to study. If he or she fails to study, he or she cannot participate in the class activities. He may also be sleepy all the time, thus, he may get low scores in quizzes, recitation, assignment and exam.
The situation of students may not be different from other schools because due to active night life and vices. Students look haggard, sleepy during class, unprepared in coming to school, have low grades due to lack of class participation. In some of the observation, those students who are very active during the night do not perform well in the classroom and they are always late in coming to classes. Also, as observed, they are always absent because they feel very tired the next day. Based on some personal interviews, it is their way of coping because of family problems and other factors that is difficult to handle. This is clear case when in study habits, sleeping pattern, eating pattern and night life and vices interact to affect the academic performance of students.
The school being concerned about the welfare of students has PGS program and academic counseling to monitor the academic status, and to help the students in their adjustment to college life. Thus, researcher motivated to investigate low study habits, sleeping pattern, eating pattern and night life can affect the academic performance of college students.
This part represents the objectives of the study. The study will primarily determine how the study habits, sleeping pattern, eating pattern and night life of college students are related to the academic performance, specifically their Grade Point Average.
Stamen of the problem:
This part represents the main problem and the sub-problems of the study. The study aims to describe the study habits, sleeping pattern, eating pattern, and night life of college students in General Santos City.
Specifically, the study will answer the following questions:
1. What are the study habits of college students?
2. What is their sleeping pattern?
3. What is the eating pattern of...