Effects of Peer Pressure on Academic Performance of HUMSS Grade 12 Students of Bestlink College of the Philippines
Peer pressure is the influence from a member of one’s peer group even if you do not realize it by spending time with yourself. You learn from your peers, and they also learn from you. Therefore, this study was proposed to determine the effects of peer pressure on the academic performance of Grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences Strand students. A qualitative method was used as the research design for the study. We utilized purposive sampling to gather the information of respondents from different sections. This study used a Likert scale questionnaire to gather the information needed in the study. The results showed that the students were undecided whether peer pressure affects their academic performance and class participation. Peer pressure affects the student’s examination scores, that is, they have a low score. Meanwhile, the effect of peer pressure on the attendance of the students is tardiness. The results showed that students are undecided whether peer pressure affects their academic performance and participation in class. Hence, the researchers recommended that the students should have self-discipline and the school administration should give guides to students.