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Action Research

Action Research

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Linggo, Abril 01 2012
Action Research on Tardiness
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONREGION XIIKIDAPAWAN CITY SCHOOLS DIVISIONKIDAPAWAN CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLRoxas St., Kidapawan City
ACTION RESEARCH DESIGNABSTRACT 
Punctuality is one of the virtues beyond reproach. Much of the time and wealth will besaved if this virtue will be carried out to the system of every responsible citizen. Punctuality willencompass all of the positive action in all aspects. Though it was less appreciated in other situations like productivity against punctuality, none the less, it is still very vital in situations thatneeded it most.This study will determine the factors affecting students in their daily routine during schooldays. Always and often times being tardy in the flag ceremony, in attending classes after recesstime in the morning and afternoon class sessions and during the first period in the afternoon classsession. There are observed instances that during their transfer of room in their specializationsubjects and other activities that needs outdoor activities, they are behind schedule in attending toit.
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BACKGROUND/STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
There is about 20% of the IV-Pisces Class in Kidapawan City National High School whoare always late in attending the flag ceremony as well as in attending to their respective classes.This problem had accumulated from tolerable to habitual state and it has a significantimpact in their performance at school. Most of the class had been influenced by their peers and thiswould be embedded in their mind pattern until college and ultimately to their vocation and their adventures in life. Other students had just the difficulty in optimizing their time as their subjectrelated activities grows in bulk. Reported incidents on online games cyber addiction were prominent and this usually happens after lunch break. To figure it out, students set aside their  precedence to study and learn thus the proponent of this research had to find out. Moreover, theresearcher’s intention is to isolate the primary reason of tardiness and proactive intervention will be executed so as to curtail if it will not utterly do away with the quandaries.As the school inculcates discipline to have a world class graduates, globally competitiveand well rounded individuals, the researcher had in mind to unearth the reason behind of this punctuality virtue which is annoyingly, losing its ground.
 
II.
 
BREAKDOWN OF PROBABLE CAUSES
1. Distance between residence and school2. Sending/Reading SMS/Calling/chatting with friends thru mobile phone3. Sleeping habit/ TV shows obsession4. Online/LAN games/Social Networking Sites(SNS) cyber compulsion5. Financial Constraints/Standard of Living6. Family Values on punctuality7. Mode of transportation8. Traffic load of the route to school9. Subject/class related cause10. Teacher related cause11. Peer Influence/Camaraderie12. Bullying/ stress factor 13. Classroom supervision
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SCOPE AND DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The study will be conducted within the class of Fourth Year – Pisces students. This group of student belongs to Science Curriculum Program of Kidapawan City National High School andconsidered as outstanding students of the Fourth year level. This group of student, total to 61individuals, was also under the advisory of the researcher and the survey questions will bedelimited to obtaining primary and secondary reasons of tardiness as well as assessing relatedfactors underlying therewith.Information acquired and provided by students will be used to confirm or negate the feasiblecauses which were earlier stated. The result of the survey will then contribute insight in planningand drafting of the solutions in addressing the said problems being identified that needs appropriateaction. An Action plan will be the final output of the said research to be implemented uponapproval of the school administrator.The researcher will use a sampling method with inquiries which is not answerable by yes or no.The researcher arbitrarily selects this group of students for they well represent a typical studentwhich his/her primary aim is to learn and excel in school. Moreover, the problem on tardiness wasvery observable in this group of students while they are supposedly being a model to other students.
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ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS RELATED TO SURVEY
 
The survey was done utilizing the survey questions (please see attached Survey Sheet) and theresult was tallied and will be scrutinized accordingly. The complexity of the Survey Sheet wasintentionally prepared to extract valid and trustworthy answers from the subject population. Theexplicit outcome of the answers will be categorized in factors that affect their punctuality values inattending to their classes or other learning related activities.This will be classified as Internal and External factors and further be classified according to thedetails of each factor. The elucidation of the findings will be presented in non-statistical andtechnical languages which will generally benefit the readers as well as the subject of the study.Thus, the presentation will be done according to the intention of the researcher to shed light on thistricky rationalization.
INTERNAL FACTOR  
The table below is representing the personal factor of every student which comprehensivelysupports the reasons in being late with; attending to classes, flag ceremony, and submitting paper works, etc. This information gives us the detail on how they spend their residual time after classesor while class is going on. This clearly shows that friends/peer influence plays vital role instudent’s life; secondary is the compulsion with TV shows and the pre-occupation of mobile phoneto student’s attention as well as the household chores that was understandably assigned to youngadolescents in their share of tasks at home.
TIME MANAGEMENT