Factors Affecting Mathematics Performance of Junior High School Students
Emerson Peteros 1, Antonietta Gamboa 2, Jonathan O. Etcuban 1 * , Aahron Dinauanao 3, Regina Sitoy 1, Redjie Arcadio 1
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1 Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, PHILIPPINES2 Department of Education – Province of Cebu, Cebu, PHILIPPINES3 University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Cebu City, PHILIPPINES* Corresponding Author


Self-concept in mathematics can be defined as student ratings of their skills, ability, enjoyment, and interest in mathematics is seen as an essential factor in their achievement in math. This study assessed the self-concept and academic performance in Math of the Grade 10 students of a public national high school, Cebu, Philippines. The study employed descriptive correlational research. One hundred eighty-three respondents were asked to answer a survey questionnaire in order to measure their self-concept. Their academic performances were assessed using their grades in Math. The assembled information was dealt with measurably utilizing recurrence, percentage, weighted mean, t-test, and Pearson r. Results revealed that they had a moderate level of self-concept towards learning Mathematics. No gender difference was found on the self-concept of the respondents, but there was a significant relationship between self-concept and the respondents’ academic performance in Mathematics. Hence, a Math performance enhancement plan is highly recommended for adoption and evaluation.


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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2020, Volume 15, Issue 1, Article No: em0556


Publication date: 24 Sep 2019

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