Factors Affecting First Year Ab-Students

We also express thanks to our research teacher for the patience and chance of imparting her knowledge to us in order for our research papers to be correct and meaningful. Lastly, to our beloved respondents the AB students in Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc. for religiously answering our questionnaires and for the full participation in order to come up with a reliable tool to support this study. The Problem and Review of Related Literature CHANGe everything This study envisions providing information that could be help the students, guidance councilor, and also the parents.

The study also aims to gather genuine factors that affecting the 1st year AB- students on force preference course. Review of Related Literature add RRL The word art is derived from Latin word ars, meaning “skill”.

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In a broader sense, it also means skill and creative imagination in areas as the literary arts, the performing arts, and the visual arts. It is a skill that provides the artist and the public with an experience of beauty. Arts also deal in the philosophical imagination of individual, or in the group of people. On the other hand, aesthetics is that branch of philosophy concerned with the essence and perception of beauty and ugliness.

It also deals with the question of whether such qualities are objectively present in the things they appear to qualify or whether they exist only in the mind of the individual. Hence, whether objects are perceived by a particular mode, the aesthetic mode, or whether instead the objects have aesthetic qualities.

I. A. Richard claimed that art is a language. He asserted that two types of language exist; the symbolic, which conveys the ideas and information; and the emotive, which expresses, evokes and excites feelings and attitudes (Funk and Wagnall’s Encyclopaedia, 1971).

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As quoted by Jalongo and Stamp (1997) stressed that arts are all about connections which can be considered in three forms; the relation of images to language, to thought and to feeling. Further, he added that these connections may be conceptualized as three broad, interrelated areas: arts and craft, includes all works of the visual arts, music and singing and making music as well as responding to music with the body through creative dance; story and enactment include puppetry, story writing, creative dramatics and dramatic play.

Eisner as quoted by Prentice (1995) contended that artistic learning deals with the development of abilities to create art forms, aesthetic perception of understanding of art as a cultural phenomenon. Thus, an understanding of artistic learning requires attending to how people learn to create visual forms, how people see the visual forms in art and in nature, and how understanding of art occurs. Theories about aesthetic are either classical or modern (Funk and Wagnall`s Encyclopaedia, 1971).

The classical theories hold the principles of well known philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus.

Plato on his part believes that the artist`s work is an imitation and an imitation. Aristotle contends that art partly completes what nature cannot bring to finish. Plotinus however, believes that art reveals the form of an object more clearly than experience and raises the soul to contemplation of the universal. It is worthwhile to note that aside from these theories, in the Middle Ages, art was an expression of religion and it was only during the Renaissance in the 15Th and 16Th centuries that art became secular. Modern aesthetic includes ideas of prominent philosophers and educators.

One among them is Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher who maintained that beautiful objects have no specific purpose and that judgements of beauty are universal not personal. Another one is John Dewey an American educator and philosopher who considered aesthetic experience, as enjoyment for its own sake, is complete and self-contained and is terminal, not merely instrumental to other purposes. Sigmund Freud, another significant figure in modern aesthetic theory believes that the value of art lies in aits therapeutic use – a means that enables both the artist and the public to reveal hidden conflicts and tensions.

Statement of the Problem 1. What is the level of the factors affecting the course preference of the first year AB-students in Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc. in terms of: a.

Peer influence b. Parents’ choice c. Financial status d. Failure to make decision 2. Is there a significant Theories and Concept Conceptual Framework Figure I.

The Factors Affecting First-Year AB-Students on Course Preference in Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc. Hypotheses a. There are factors affecting the force of preference of course for first year AB-students of Holy Cross of Davao College. b.

The force of preference of course for first year AB-students of Holy Cross of Davao College does not affect the academic performance the students. c.

The force of preference of course for first year AB-students of Holy Cross of Davao College affect the sustainability of interest of the students to the course. . Scope and Delimitation The investigators sought to identify the factors that affect the course preference of the first year AB-students in Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc. The respondents of this study were 1st year students who took up AB courses who had their study in Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc.

We chose Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc.

as the locale of the study because it is the nearest institution for the researchers as well as it is the school where the investigators study. Questionnaires served as the determinants of the response of the respondents regarding the statements stated in the tool of data gathering. Limitations of this study were financial budget, limited time frame and man power. In conducting research study, finances are part of it and it has also a big impact to the findings of the study.

In addition, with regards with the population of the respondents there were also some limitations such as when the respondents refused to participate in the said study. Significance of the Study School Administrators.

This study is very important to our school administrators in order for them to be aware of the students’ background and reasons for taking up AB courses. And also, they can make actions if numerous of AB students will fail in their courses. Parents. This study is significant for the parents for they are the one who supports their children.

In addition, this research will serve as an eye opener to parents that choosing courses for their children might not be a good idea for their future status in their studies. 1st year AB-students.

This research study promotes responsible decision making of 1st year AB students in choosing AB courses which is according to their interest and not associated with peer pressure or parents’ choice. Definition of Terms Course preference. It refers to the students’ choice of course. Failure to make decision. It implies to students’ inability to come up to a decision on what course to be taken.

Financial status. It implies reference to money matters, esp. where large sums are involved a financial success (www. dictionary. bnet.

com). In this study, it is the socioeconomic status of the 1st year AB-students to determine if their family are compliant with the payments in the school. Parents’ choice. It refers to a decision of the parents to the course that their children must took up. Peer influence.

In this research study, it refers to the decision made by the student due to peer pressure.