Instructor : a person who teaches or gives information. In this study, this term has been used to include all teachers teaching collegiate courses from the rank of assistant instructor to professor.
Non-Intellective factors : it is the non-cognitive components or determiners of performance (Good, 1959). In this study, non-intellective factors used as possible correlates of scholastic achievement are socio-economic status, study habits and attitudes, study orientation, 11 occupational interests and 16 personality factors.
Some sources describe the independent variable as the CAUSE and the dependent variable as the RESULT .
When there is grouping in a study, the independent variable is the basis on which the grouping is made. The dependent variable, on the other hand, is what is measured after grouping at the end of the study.
The dependent variable is the object of the investigation.
A set of interrelated constructs (concepts), definitions and propositions that presents a systematic view of phenomena by specifying relations amog varibales, with the purpose of explaining and predicting the phenomena (Kerlinger, 1973).
Theory links your topic to an available body of knowledge.
In search of the theory, you gather information mostly from the related of literature
It provides the conceptual or theoretical framework of the planned research.
It provides you with the information about the past researches related to the intended study. This process prevents unintentional duplication of these past researches and leads you into what needs to be investigated.
It gives you the feeling of confidence since by means of review of related literature you will have on hand all constructs related to your study.
It gives you information about the research methods used, the population and sampling considered, the instruments used in gathering the data, and the statistical computation in previous research. The related literature can answer all the questions that you need to ask related to the foregoing stages in research.
It provides findings and conslusions of past investigations which you may relate to your own findings and conclusions.
Research literature refers to the published or unpublished reports of actual research studies done previously.
Conceptual literature pertains to articles or books written by authorities giving their opinions, experiences, theories or ideas of what is good and bad, desirable and undesirable within the problem area.