As part of SHS curriculum, Grade 12 students produced a quantitative research focused in subjects aligned in their designated strand.
Practical Research 2: Quantitative Research develops students’ critical thinking, technical writing and analyzing skills through quantitative research.
Below are the abstracts of the best research papers in Grade 12.
1. A Correlational Study Between the Athletic Identities and Academic Performances of Senior High School Student Athletes
The stigma that athletes are academically challenged has always been a topic debated by hundreds of scholars throughout the world. Multiple existing researches mostly find that athletes are actually academically inclined, while the minority find a negative relationship or even no relationship at all. Because of the contradicting results and reasonings, this research aims to not only determine if a relationship exists, but also if the kind of training affects the results. The research used purposive sampling and got a final sample of 30 respondents coming from schools with numerical grading systems. They needed to be part of any kind of varsity training and must have had a grade point average between 91 and 98. In addition, they limited it to senior high school students only. Since the sample was not limited to one school, the surveys were conducted online and consisted of a 25 item likert scale, called the AIMS-PLUS. These items would determine the level of commitment of the athlete to sports through 2 external (social identity and exclusivity) and 3 internal factors (identity, negative affectivity, and positive affectivity). The results showed a relatively high level of exclusivity compared to the other factors, which led to the weak negative correlation between the two variables. Because of the weak correlation and low correlation coefficient, the group believed that though there was a value, it was not enough to truly say that every athlete received low academic grades, but majority did.
2. A Correlational Study on the Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning of Senior High School Students
Reading comprehension and logical reasoning are two skills which share a distinct connection between each other. An understanding of the text is required to make inferences and inferences are required to fully comprehend a text, however, past researches were only able to identify an existing positive relationship between reading comprehension and logical reasoning. Furthermore, past researches were only conducted on elementary-age children despite lexical ability being identified as a possible confounding variable. This study investigated the correlation and the strength of correlation between logical reasoning and reading comprehension in senior high school students. Through a stratified random sampling, the study obtained thirty (30) respondents from the senior high school classes of Jubilee Christian Academy. Each respondent was asked to answer two (2) 10-item test questionnaires which aimed to quantify the students’ reading comprehension and logical reasoning abilities. A Pearson R correlation statistic was used to statistically represent the relationship between the two given variables. The results of the study showed that reading comprehension and logical reasoning ability share a weak positive relationship.
3. A Study on the Impact of Typography in Visual Branding on the Perception Among Grade 12 Senior High School Students
Starting the 21st century, several researches have found out that people, in general, start to judge a subject from a point of sight rather than understanding. This eventually made visual branding organizations and products very crucial for one’s sustainability in the business industry. With this, typography, as a visual brand element, is asserted to play a major role in establishing a good identity from business competitors. The primary goal of this study is to determine the impact of the use of typography in visual branding on the brand perception of a certain population group, specifically senior high school students. With this purpose set in mind, the researchers administered a quantitative survey gathering the insights of respondents regarding the typefaces used in the sample brands presented. Results have shown that the different use of typeface does impose an impact on the judgment of consumers. Moreover, certain types were statistically determined to have corresponding attributes based on their physical characteristics. Taking these conclusive findings into considerations, the business industry is greatly impacted. Now, designers and entrepreneurs are open to more opportunities in maximizing their revenues through the application of their knowledge of typeface personality.
4. A Correlational Study Between the Time Management Skills and Perceived Stress of Employees in the Corporate Sector
This research aims to investigate the relationship between time management and perceived stress of corporate employees in Metro Manila. Furthermore, it aims to identify the common time management practices and stress coping mechanisms employed by the sample. The research was conducted in a span of one semester from September to December 2018, with questionnaire items limited to the topic of time management and perceived stress. During data-gathering, the researchers used convenience sampling to distribute a questionnaire containing three tests, namely, the Perceived Stress Scale, Assessment of Time Management Skills, and Brief Cope Inventory. A total of ninety-six (96) surveys were returned, from which eighty-one (81) were interpreted using Pearson correlation coefficient and measures of central tendency. Results showed a significant negative correlation between time management and perceived stress. The top four time management practices include using a time-keeping device, avoiding procrastination, coping mechanisms used by the sample are active coping, acceptance and religion. Additional findings revealed that in general, respondents have a moderate stress level and deal with stress in a healthy manner as opposed to using maladaptive strategies. In addition, overall stress levels were shown to have risen in the last two decades.