COGNITIVE AND NON-COGNITIVE DETERMINANTS OF STUDENTS’ ENTRY BEHAVIOR IN A STATE UNIVERSITY IN SURIGAO DEL SUR

Rolly G. Salvaleon, Romeo M. Serrano

Abstract


Several factors are considered for the prediction of the entrance examination performance of incoming freshmen at Surigao del Sur State University. Success in the admission test enables the students to gain entry into the university. This study aims to explore possible influences of both cognitive factors like high school general point average (HSGPA) and non-cognitive factors such as age, honors received, sex, type of high school graduated, father’s occupation, mother’s occupation, number of siblings and religion on entrance examination performance of the students who wish to enroll at Surigao del Sur State University-Main Campus. The study reveals that the cognitive factor like GPA has significantly influenced performance in entrance examination. However, among the non-cognitive factors, only gender reveals as a significant indicator in the entrance examination performance. Furthermore, it is also found out that female performs better than male in the entrance examination.

Keywords


cognitive and non-cognitive determinants, entrance examination performance, entry behavior

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