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Republic of the Philippines

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
CARAGA Administrative Region
Division of Surigao Del Sur
Cortes 2 District

MATHO INTEGRATED SECONDARY SCHOOL


Matho, Cortes, Surigao Del Sur

Title: Test-Taking Anxiety and its Effect on the Academic Performance of the Junior High

School Students

Researcher: FLORALYN C. ISIANG


Abstract: Test taking is inevitable in all learning assessments.
The researcher adopted a descriptive-correlational study. It will ascertain

the effects of anxiety and the profile of the students’ respondents. The used of the

descriptive-correlational design will also be supported by the following premises: to

describe the effect of anxiety to students as it exists at the time of the study, and to

determine the extent to which different variables are related to each other in the

population of interest. In light of the aforementioned problem above, it is clear that

students who suffer from anxiety have difficulties in school as it tends to lower their

confidence and academic performance. This study therefore is design to examine the

causes and effects of anxiety among secondary students in relation to their academic

performance of Matho Integrated Secondary School. The result of this study, hope to

provide information to teachers and students about the anxiety and its impact on

academic achievements. Likewise, teachers’ guidance tracks the attitudes, goals,

aspirations and values of students towards the right direction. Nevertheless, it may help

teachers to guide and motivate students according to their requirements and background.

The study had answered the problems stated in its findings were: Grade 9 and 10

of Matho Integrated Secondary School are composed of 56% males and 44 %females.

Male students of MISS have an anxiety scale of 1.9 (comfortably low test anxiety) and the

females a scale of 3.6 (high test anxiety) The English performance of the male students in

MISS was 84.72 (satisfactory) and the female students have 86.91 (high). Both males
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
CARAGA Administrative Region
Division of Surigao Del Sur
Cortes 2 District

MATHO INTEGRATED SECONDARY SCHOOL


Matho, Cortes, Surigao Del Sur

and females had their Test Taking Anxiety related to their English Performance.

Incorporating the learning styles and considering multiple intelligences of the students in

English class is a recommended intervention.

Based on the findings of the study, these conclusions are drawn: Males are

dominant population in Grade 9 and 10 of MISS Males are less inclined and concerned in

English Tests. Females are more inclined and concerned in English Tests than males.

Students who have low anxiety are students who have low study and thinking skills.

Males have lesser English performance output in English than females. A considerable

and healthy amount of anxiety is needed and is helpful for the students to device efforts in

performing well especially in tests. Students will improve inclinations and appreciation of

English classes if their learning styles and multiple intelligences will be incorporated.

Founded on the conclusions drawn, these are the recommendations for

improvement: Male students may be given equal attention with females in English

activities especially when they are more in number in the class. Teachers can give a little

sort of imposition on study habits of male students because low anxiety leads to low

interest to perform well. Students’ English performance is not only that for girls, it needs to

equate with that for boys. Anxiety is not impairment when it is mild; it is needed to

improve students’ performance in English. It can be imposed on prescribing amount of

study habits.