The effects of selected relaxation activities on the science anxiety and achievement of grade VI pupils in selected public and private schools

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Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching General Science

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Science Education

Thesis Adviser

Maxima J. Acelajado

Defense Panel Chair

Bee Ching U. Ong

Defense Panel Member

Maricar S. Prudente
Robert Roleda


This study determines the effects of selected relaxation activities on the science anxiety level and achievement of Grade VI pupils in some public and private schools.It employed the quasi-experimental design. There were one hundred sixty (160) respondents who participated in this study eighty (80) from the public schools and another eighty (80) from the private schools. Forty (40) of them belonged to the control group and another forty (40) belonged to the experimental group. They were randomly assigned to the control and experimental groups by the researcher. The researcher who applied the experimental treatment, an integration of selected relaxation activities and techniques that were introduced only to the experimental group handled the experimental group in the public schools. The control groups did not get the treatment. The two groups were compared based on their anxiety scores and achievement scores. Statistical tools used were the t-test and descriptive statistics.Results of the study pointed to the potential of selected relaxation activities in changing the anxiety level of respondents from high to low. However, the Selected Relaxation Activities did not improve the pupils' achievement in Science VI in the public experimental group. When the means of public and private experimental groups were combined, the result registered a higher mean achievement than the means of public and private control groups combined.

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

Physical Description

105 leaves 28 cm.


Anxiety; Academic achievement; Performance in children; School children; Achievement tests; Relaxation; Science--Study and teaching--Activity programs

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