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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(8), 843-847
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-8-2
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Predictors of Success of Mathematics Achievement of High Performing Junior High School Students

Maria Antonieta A. Bacabac1,

1Department of Mathematics Education, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Pub. Date: August 04, 2017

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Maria Antonieta A. Bacabac. Predictors of Success of Mathematics Achievement of High Performing Junior High School Students. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(8):843-847. doi: 10.12691/education-5-8-2

Abstract

This study was aimed at analyzing the factors affecting the mathematics achievement of the high performing Grade 10 mathematics students in selected public high schools in Cagayan de Oro City. The independent variables considered in the study were parents’ occupation, parents’ educational attainment, student’s beliefs and attitudes towards mathematics, study habits and teacher’s personal factors such as educational qualification and teaching experience. To determine if the independent variables affect the academic performance of the high performing Grade 10 students, regression analysis was used. The results revealed that the best predictors among the variables which significantly affected the achievement of the high performing Grade 10 mathematics students are father’s occupation, the Grade 9 teacher’s educational qualification and the Grade 9 and 10 teachers’ teaching experience. The study implies that mathematics teachers have greatly influenced the mathematics achievements of the respondents. On the other hand, the father, as the head of the family, also affects the academic performance of his child. He must have an occupation or work that serves as regular source of income to support the needs of his family.

Keywords:
high performing students mathematics achievement academic performance

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