Gender Stereotyping: Impact on Senior High School Students’ Behavior and Academic Performance at General de Jesus College


  • Marimel Cunanan General de Jesus College
  • Kathrine Villamayor General de Jesus College
  • Kryzia Mikaela Barleso General de Jesus College
  • Christine Joyce Bernabe General de Jesus College
  • Floyd Conrad Paz General de Jesus College
  • Crizia Lei Cobarrubia General de Jesus College


Women & gender studies, Behavior, Gender stereotyping, Academic performance


Gender stereotyping is a broad assumption or preconception about the traits or functions women and men should or should not have or do. It significantly impacts the development of every individual in terms of academic performance, social life, and behavior. Hence, this study aims to understand the various factors influencing gender discrimination in schools and how the respondents cope with this kind of situation. The descriptive method was used in this study, and random sampling as its testing method, utilizing the social learning theory. The main instrument used to gather data was the questionnaire through an online survey. Questionnaires were administered to (300) Senior High School students at General de Jesus College as the respondents. The results show that the majority of the respondents agreed that gender stereotyping had little impact on their academic performance, behavior, and social life, thus earning a highly favorable result about the coping mechanism to cope with different types of situations. The study shows the acceptance of the respondents on the reality of gender stereotyping in school; hence, they learned to adopt some coping mechanisms, such as avoiding people with damaging gender stereotypes beliefs and deciding on their preferred courses rather than letting other people dictate their decisions. These views help the respondents face the difficulties of discrimination and handle themselves well when faced with these circumstances.