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Bagongon, Christian K.

Educ 50.1 Educational Research

Edpalina, Connie Ryan S.
Dr.Amphie Dinagsao
I. The Problem
A. Introduction
Reading is an attempt to absorb the thought of the author and know what the author is
conveying (Leedy 1956). Studying is the interpretation of reading materials. Study habits and
skills are particularly important for college students, whose needs include time management,
note taking, Internet skill, the elimination of distractions, and assigning a high priority to
study. Fielden (2004) states that good study habits help the student in critical reflection in
skills outcomes such as selecting, analyzing, critiquing, and synthesizing. Nneji (2002) states
that study habits are learning tendencies that enable students work privately. Azikiwe (1998)
describes study habits as the way and manner a student plans his or her private reading
outside lecture hours in order to master a particular subject or topic. Study habits help
students master their areas of specialization.
The objective of this study is to examine the study habits of undergraduate students in
Xavier University, looking at duration, place of study, materials used for study, and their
main motivators. This study will help to establish whether undergraduate students are on par
with their peers in other countries in the acquisition of intellectual skills.
B. Conceptual Framework
C. Statement of the Problem
What are the common factors affecting study habits among XU students?
D. Hypothesis
These factors do not affect the study habits among XU students.
E. Significance of the Study
The proposed research will determine the common factors affecting study habits among
XU students.
The result of this study will make the XU-community be aware of the common study habits among the
students. The researchers expect that through this study, the Xavier University will develop strategic
solutions regarding study habits if we found out that most of the students have poor study habits.
F. Scope and Limitations
The scopes of this research are the students here in Xavier University of any year level
and course. The limitations of this research are only those students that are currently enrolled
at XU and is having the prescribe study load for a given semester. Only those undergraduate
students are allowed to participate in the research.

G. Definition of Terms
Constitutive Definition:

Factors- one that actively contributes to an accomplishments, results, or process

Develop- to bring out the capabilities or possibilities of

Study Habits- manner which you consistently use to study for school or college or
even for the next day lesson.

Students- describe as one who directs zeal at a subject. Student is used for anyone
who is learning.
Operational Definition:

Factors- these refers to anything that contributes to the study habits

Develop- refers to fast or gradual changes in a range of time

Study Habits- refers to the ways of studying on a particular subject

XU Students- referring to all officially enrolled students of Xavier Universit

II. Review of Related Literature and Studies

Most studies and literatures on study habits would point that the factors affecting study

habits are learning skills, personality, time-management, parental involvement, intelligence,

study skills, achievement, caste and region.

Study habits may be taken for granted, particularly in developing countries.

Professors in the developing countries should attempt to “equip graduates with high level of

analytical skills, the capacity for critical reasoning, self-reflection and conceptual grasp and

ability to learn autonomously and exercise flexibility of mind” (Simmons 2003). Study habits

are actually improving because of the advent and wide use of the Internet, hypertext, and

multimedia resources (Liu, 2005). Karim and Hassan (2006) also note the exponential growth

digital information, which changes the way students perceive study are reading and in how

printed materials are used to facilitate study. Liu (2005) and Ramirez (2003) report that

students print material from the Internet in order to study and read later on. Igun (2005) also

found that Nigerians study from materials downloaded from the Internet.

III. The Methodology

A. The Research Design

The research method is a survey because we would just give our respondents the

questionnaire for them to fill out the needed data. It is appropriate because our research is not

a behavioural research that would need observation on the respondents

B. Samplings
C. Respondents
D. Data Gathering
E. Scoring Method
F. Statistical Instruments Use