HomeUE Research Bulletinvol. 17 no. 1 (2015)

The Learning Environment and Its Effect on the Academic Performance of College Students

Peter R. Go-monilla

 

Abstract:

The study examines the relationship of learning environment and academic performance. A total of 345 graduating college students participated in the study. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviation were used in the study. Hypothesis testing was conducted through simple correlation and regression. To obtain the effect
of the predictor (i.e., learning environment) on the academic performance of the students, the study used ordinal regression. Results suggest that only two factors of learning environment affect the academic performance of the students: teaching methods and classroom management. The two factors are both under instruction. The finding in relation to school facilities and services provided by the different support service units such as the Student Affairs Services, Guidance and
Counseling Services, Medical and Dental Services, Library and Audio-Visual Services, Security Office, and Campus Ministry do not affect the academic performance of the students. Therefore, this study highlights the importance of teaching methods and classroom management in influencing academic performance of students.