This research was conducted at the Laguna State Polytechnic University L. de
Leon St. Siniloan, Laguna, with a total of one hundred twenty six (126) respondents.
Descriptive method was used in this study. The researcher used a checklist-questionnaire
method in order to reveal the relationship of the variables.
The research was conducted to determine the factors affecting mathematics
performance of laboratory high school students at Laguna State Polytechnic University
Academic Year 2009-2010. It aimed to find out the appropriate answers to the following
questions: what is the extent of the student-related factors in terms of interest and study
habits?;what is the extent of teacher-related factors as evaluated by the students in terms
of personality traits, teaching skills and instructional materials ?; what is the level of
students’ mathematics performance ?; Is there a significant relationship between the
students’ mathematics performance and the student-related factors?; Is there a significant
relationship between the students’ mathematics performance and teacher-related factors ?
Through the problems stated, the researcher came up with the following null
hypotheses: H0 There is no significant relationship between students’ mathematics
performance and the student-related factors. H0 There is no significant relationship
between students’ mathematics performance and the teacher-related factors.
After administering the questionnaire, the researcher used weighted mean and
rank to determine the extent of student-related factors in terms of interest and study habits
and the extent of teacher-related factors in terms of personality traits, teaching skills and
instructional materials. Mean, median, mode, standard deviation, skewness, kurtosis were
used to determine the level of performance of students in mathematics. Pearson-r was
used to test the significance of input and output variables.
After analyzing the data, the researcher concluded that there is no significant
relationship between the student-related factors and students’ mathematics performance.
There is no significant relationship between the teacher-related factors and students’
mathematics performance. Therefore, the null hypotheses were accepted.
Based on the conclusions the following were recommended: more comprehensive
researches to Mathematics be made by the future researchers to determine a more focused
result on the relationship; more thorough research on study habits be made by future
researchers to determine its effects on student performance; and it is further
recommended that the same study be conducted in a National High School wherein the
respondents will be composed of heterogeneous learners.