LINKING FAMILY LIFE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF CSU ANDREWS STUDENTS
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the perception on family functioning and academic performance in CSU Andrews College Students, as well as to evaluate their extent as related to their profile variables. The sample consisted of second year and third year college students of Cagayan State University, Andrews Campus coming from the four departments. Namely; the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy(CBEA), College of Allied Health and Sciences(CAHS), College, College of Teacher Education(CTED) and College of Hospitality, Industry and Management(CHIM). There are four thousand two hundred thirty-eight students (4,238) second year and third year students coming from these departments. The researcher used Slovin's Formula, to come out with 365 out of 4,238 respondents to be given a questionnaire. Stratified random sampling was used to compute the number of samples to be given to each department. In the department of CHIM, the respondents were 100 while CAHS were 46. And in the department of CBEA, the number of respondents was 106 and for the department of CTED were 113. As to sum up, there were 365 respondents identified as male and female came from four departments. Thru this number of respondents, the researcher may be able to determine the perception of family functioning and academic performance of the college students. Data was collected using the Self-Report Family Inventory (Beavers & Hampson, 1990). Descriptive statistical method, were used for data processing. The results obtained in this research indicate that the level of family functioning within the family is significant predictors of school success in college students. Concerning the respondents’ profile variables, there was no significant difference in the respondents' perception on family functioning, (i.e. health, conflict, cohesion, leadership, expressiveness), as well as in the academic performance of CSU Andrews Students. That the respondents' perceptions on family functioning do not in any way affect their academic performance. Hence, academic performance is not influenced by the respondents' perception on their family functioning. And the profile variables of the respondents are not influential factors in their academic performance.
Perception, Family Functioning, Academic Performance, Family Cohesion, Family Conflict, Family Competence, Family Flexibility, Family Adaptation