Joana Marie P. Bautista, Dhivvie L. Custodio, Linlyn R. Lagundino, Karen A. Manaig
Laguna State Polytechnic University


This study focuses on the relationship between barriers, strengths and academic performance of student-mothers taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education at Laguna State Polytechnic University- Los Baños Campus. The respondents consist of 31 wherein 3 or 9.68% belongs to ages 18-20, 4 or 12.9 % are 21-23, 6 or 19.35% are 24-26, 7 or 22.58% are 27-30 and 9 or 29.03% are 31 and above. This study shows the correlation between the barriers, strengths and academic performance on two semesters with the general weighted average 2013-2014 of the student-mothers. The computed r-value of 0.387 includes a low correlation and the p-value of 0.0315 with degree of freedom of 29 is less than the alpha of 0.05 which comes up on a decision of rejecting null hypothesis, this means that there is significant relationship between the barriers, strengths and academic performance of the student-mothers. Based from the findings and conclusions the following are hereby recommended by the researchers: For the student-mothers to continue their studies despite of the barriers on the path they chose; For the teachers to be more considerate of the situations of the student-mothers; For the future researchers, as their reference for the continuous on related study.

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Barriers, strengths, academic performance, mothers

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Bautista, J.M.P., Custodio, D.L., Lagundino, L.R., Manaig, K.A. (2015). Barriers, Strengths And Academic Performance Of Student-Mothers At Laguna State Polytechnic University – Los Baños Campus, Los Baños Laguna Academic Year 2014-2015. Proceedings Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Science Research. International Research Enthusiast Society Inc. Vol. 2, Iss. 1, Pages 129-34

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