The relationship between student satisfaction and academic performance and absenteeism among public and private high school seniors in the National Capital Region

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Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management

Subject Categories

Educational Leadership | Secondary Education


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Belen De Jesus

Defense Panel Chair

Adelaida Bago

Defense Panel Member

Roberto T. Borromeo
Flordeliza C. Reyes
Rosemarie Salazar-Clemena
Catalino Rivera


This study establishes the nature and strength of the relationships between student satisfaction and both (1) academic achievement and (2) absenteeism among private and public high school seniors in the National Capital Region.Two hundred sixty students who have stayed in their schools since kindergarten/grade one were considered as respondents. They were from nine private and five public high schools. The Student Organization Questionnaire was administered to the respondents in order to survey some aspects of their satisfaction. The statistical procedures employed were the mean, standards deviations, skewness, kurtosis, spreading indices, and significant differences. In correlating student satisfaction with either the grade point average (GPA) or the number of days absence (NDA), the Spearman rank-order correlation, multiple correlation, and stepwise regression were used.The following findings were established:1. In general, the seniors were mildly satisfied with their schools and with most of the student satisfaction aspects and,2. In each of the four school divisions, one group emerged as being most satisfied. These were identified as follows: (1) public group in terms of the ownership division (2) group of P5,000 tuition fee P10,000 in the tuition fee division (3) group of 1,001 enrollment 2,000 in the enrollment division and (4) sectarian group in the religious affiliation group. This trend, however, was not visible in the sex division.

These illustrated that seniors from the less expensive schools seemed to be more satisfied with their school. Their satisfaction seemed to jibe with the quality of the school. For the school divisions, student satisfaction correlated positively with GPA and negatively with NDA in certain groups. Majority of student satisfaction aspects correlated positively with GPA and negatively with NDA in most of the school groups. Among all school groups, the group of 3,001 enrollment revealed the most substantive interactions between student satisfaction and student satisfaction aspects with GPA and NDA.Student satisfaction aspects gave more interactions with GPA and with NDA. The two most crucial student satisfaction aspects were (1) students' enjoyment of classes, and (2) students' relationship with teachers. Satisfaction with teachers tend to correspond with high GPA and low NDA.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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203 leaves ; Computer print-out


Academic achievement; Absentee landlordism; High school seniors; Private schools; High school students; Public schools

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