Reducing Absences of Grade 12 ABM Students by Using Reward System in Management Concept in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:reducing, absences, award system, management concept
Absence is the state of being away from a place or a person. Reducing absences is important in uplifting the students’ academic performances, which include attending school every school day. Being physically present in school can help the students to be successful. There are some strategies on how to avoid students’ absenteeism, and these strategies maintain their good attendance record to have a good performance in their work. The reason why we chose thiskind of topic is thatwe want to help the students to maintain their good attendance records. We also want to know the reasons behind their absenteeism for us to help them resolve these kinds of problems. This study used a descriptive research design. Theresearchers used a survey method to easily gather the necessary information. The respondents of this study were 50 students that were selected from Grade 12 Accountancy, Business, and Management Strand. Based on the study, the following are the factors that affect the absenteeism of the students: (1) Financial –There is a negative effect to the students regardingtheir absences, especially for students who do not have enough budget and management skills on handling their money. Parents’ insufficient income to support educational expenses may also affect the absenteeism of the students. (2) Family –It has also a negative effect on the students in terms of absences because when the family members are having problems such as disagreement, there will be a lack of communication and time with each other to get together. (3) Poor nutrition affects the students during class discussions. The researchers recommended that students should know how to manage their allowances. The family should support the students in all aspects of their studies by providing guidance and having quality time with the students. Parents and teachers should reward the student’s small or large achievements in school for the students to continuously be motivated in their academic classes. They should also give proper counseling with the help of a school guidance counselor when they commit consecutive absences for them to resolve the problem immediately, thereby affecting the academic performances of the students.