Motivational Factor that Affects Academic Performance in Research Subject of Selected Grade 12 General Academic Strand Students in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Motivation describes the wants or needs that direct behavior toward a goal. It is an urge to behave or act in a way that will satisfy certain conditions, such as wishes, desires, and goals. The researchers conducted this study to know the motivational factors that affect the academic performance in the Research subject. A quantitative method was used in the study. Using the descriptive design, this study focused on three variables identified on the motivational factors that affect the academic performance in the Research subject, such as output, academic performances, and activities. The researchers used purposive sampling to select the respondents. Data were gathered by distributing questionnaires to the target respondents. Based on the findings, with the weighted means of 4.07for male respondents and 3.97 for female respondents, both groups strongly agreed that motivational factor has an impact on academic performance. With the weighted means of 4.08 for male respondents and 3.95 for female respondents, both groups strongly agreed that motivational factors affected activities. With the weighted means of 3.91 for male respondents and 3.9 for female respondents, both groups strongly agreed that motivational factors have impacts on output. With the overall weighted mean of 4.02 for male respondents and 3.94 for female respondents, the results showed that motivation has an impact on motivational factors that affect the academic performance of students in the Research subject. The action plan forwarded by the two groups of respondents was the following: the resources should be available, it should be relevant to the lesson, and it should be easier to understand.