Science Engagement, Interest and Performance of Grade 9 Students
Jimson A. Degracia
Capiz National High School
This survey – correlational study determined the level of engagement and interest in relation to Science performance of Grade 9 regular students of Capiz National High School for the School Year 2017 – 2018. This involved 285 students from 988 total populations selected through stratified random sampling by lottery method. The researcher -made questionnaires were used to determine students’ Science engagement and interest, while students’ grade in the third quarter was used to measure Science performance. Frequency count, percentage, mean, and standard deviation as descriptive statistical tools were utilized for data analyses. Moreover, t-test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and Pearson r were used for inferential data analysis. A two- tailed test was used at 5% level of significance for all inferential analysis. The study revealed that level of Science engagement of Grade 9 regular students is highly engaged, their interest is highly interested and performance is very satisfactory. No significant difference is found in the level of engagement of the Grade 9 regular students when classified as to sex, monthly family income and parents’ education and no significant difference is found in the level of interest of the Grade 9 regular students when classified as to sex, monthly family income and parents’ education. Also, no significant difference was assessed in the level of Science performance of Grade 9 regular students in terms of sex and no significant difference when classified as to monthly family income and parents’ education. However, the significant relationship is found between Science engagement and performance. Similar result conformed between science interest and performance.
Keywords: science engagement, science interest, science performance, and high school