Effects of Time Management on Academic Performance of Selected Grade 12 General Academic Strand Students in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:time management, academic performance
Time management is the process of planning and consuming your time in a particular activity every day. Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools, and techniques that are used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects, and goals complying with a due date. The researchers focused on the effect of time management on the academic performance of selected Grade 12 General Academic Strand students in Bestlink College of the Philippines. The results revealed the effects of time management in terms of attendance, project deadline, and priorities of students. This study aimed to help students enhance their time management skills and consume their time wisely. Quantitative research was the systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical, or computational techniques. The descriptive method was used to describe the characteristics of the population or phenomenon being studied. Meanwhile, the quantitative descriptive method was used as the research design for this study. The researchers also utilized a purposive sampling method to gather the data from the respondents who assessed the effects of time management on their academic performance in terms of attendance, project deadline, and priorities. The instrument used in this study was a survey questionnaire. The researchers surveyed to gather data from the two groups of respondents. The result of this study showed a weighted mean of 3.84 for male respondents and 3.93 for female respondents, both of which strongly agreed that time management affects the attendance of selected Grade 12 students, Male and female respondents strongly agreed that time management affects in terms of the project deadline, with 3.67 for male respondents and 3.76 for female respondents. In terms of priorities, male and female respondents strongly agreed that time management has an effect in terms of this variable, with male respondents obtaining 3.70 and female respondents obtaining 3.51. The total weighted mean for male respondents was 3.73, and female respondents obtained the weighted mean of 3.73, which were verbally interpreted as strongly agree. Based on the findings of the study and conclusions, the following guidelines were drawn in terms of attendance: always be on time, prepare early as you can, set time an alarm clock to avoid being late, and stop doing outdoor activities. In terms of the project deadline, the researchers recommended that students should pass all their projects and paper works before the deadline to avoid cramming, make a checklist for every day to achieve and finish all tasks, and finish their projects during their free time. In terms of priorities, the researchers recommended that students should set aside unimportant things, list their important tasks to avoid cramming, and categorize their duties to manage their time well.