SOCIAL POPULARITY AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING
A. Background of the Study The phase of growing from a child to being an adolescent, factored by the observation of academic performance, coupled with peer’s appreciation on the individual’s response to the system; continue to be one of the prime topics of discussion, explored in the educational system. It is recommended to review the importance of peer relationships of children and its arguable influence on their psychological and social development.
Observing a relational margin between tudents’ popularity in adolescence and his/her academic success, there is a superlative part of understanding the question “Does popularity influence academic success, within the boundaries of an educational environment? “. B. Statement of the Problem The purpose of this study is to uncover the level of the impact of social popularity and academic success of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology Education students of IJM Tagum College. This study aims to answer these questions: 1.
What is the level of the impact of social popularity to students in terms of: 2. What s the extent of students’ academic success in terms of: 3. Is there a significant difference on the extent of the impact of social popularity to respondents when grouped according to: 3. 1 Gender 3. 2 Year level 4. Is there a significant difference on the extent of students’ academic success when respondents are grouped according to: 4. 1 Gender 4. 2 Year level 5. Is there a significant relationship between the extent of the impact of social popularity and students’ academic success?
C. Hypotheses Based on the abovementioned problems, the researchers have formulated the following hypotheses: 1. There is no significant difference on the extent of the impact of social popularity to respondents when grouped according to gender and year level. 2. There is no significant difference on the extent of students’ academic success significant relationship between the level of the impact of social popularity and the extent students’ academic success. D. Theoretical and Conceptual Framework E.
Significance of the study College Students. This study would be able to help college students know the prerogative of being socially popular as well as its effects on their academic success. Moreover, it would give them the idea on what are the possible instances that they may encounter as to attain academic success. Professors. Professors would benefit from this study as they could better apprehend that the varying level of academic success of the students is caused by the said factors of social popularity.
Parents. Future Researchers. Giving emphasis on the academic success of students who are socially popular could give the future researchers a great idea that they could also conduct similar studies with. F. Definition of Terms For better understanding of the readers, terms here are conceptually and perationally defined for: Social Popularity. Social popularity is a situation in which someone or something is popular with many people (Macmillan Dictionary, 2009-2013).
It is the condition of being liked, admired, or supported by many people. The quality or state of being popular, especially the state of being widely well-liked accepted, or sought after (The Free Dictioanry by Farlex, 2013). Academic Success. Academic success means that a person has met or surpassed the goals they set academically. It may be they get certain grades, or a certain GPA. It could be they make the Dean’s or President’s list (Ask, 2013).