Effectiveness of Using Pickle Jar Theory in Improving Academic Time Management of Selected Grade 12 ABM Students
Keywords:effectiveness, pickle jar theory, academic time management
Academic time management is the most difficult thing that many students face nowadays because of their lack of knowledge in using their time properly. Pickle jar theory indicates that similar to a jar, time is limited. Our life is the jar, and what is in it is limited. Every day, everyone fills out their time with important, less important, and unimportant activities. This theory serves as a guide to determine what is important and what is not important. The researchers used pickle jar theory because it is an easy way and simple strategy to improve the time management of every student. The importance of this theory is that it will help to manage time every day without any pressure and stress. The respondents of this study were grade 12 Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM)students from ABM sections 1201–1218 that were selected using convenience sampling based on the availability of the respondents. The research design of this study was a descriptive design where this design was based on the observation of the researcher, and a survey was used to collect the primary data of the study. Based on the results of the study, pickle jar theory improved the academic time management ofGrade 12 ABM students and addressed the cited problems above in terms of (1) better division (the student always make sure that time is enough in specific activity; they become extremely practical in using their time and knowing the exact and enough time that they allocate their time in one activity or task), (2) time-table (the students know and rank the tasks according to its importance, and they know their limit in all tasks that they do and finished the first task that they need to do), (3) task list (the student used the strategy "to-do list" to not forget their schedule). They make sure that their task is done before they proceed to do the next. The researchers recommended the following: (1) assignment and project –they should make a list of all their tasks to accomplish it and for the reminder, (2) reviewing –the students should know their responsibilities and take on action for it, and they should know how to properly allocate their time and become always ready, and (3) group activities –the students must be committed in their task. They should be fair all the time and must know the value and importance of time.