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ABSTRACT Title:Effectiveness of the Retention Policy to selected Second Year Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) students of the University of the East (UE), Manila for the first semester of academic year 2011-2012 Researchers:Ma. Gloria Santos Acosta Kirby Jaye Folloso Borja Dexter Luces Gamboa Brandon Santos Grageda Elfren Jumaday Torres Subject:EN 113: Technical Writing and Research Institution:University of the East Year:2011Adviser:Julius Cesar Rosales Pascual, MALT The Problem: This study will identify the effectiveness of the retention policy to selected Second Year Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) students of the University of the East (UE), Manila for the first semester of academic year 2011-2012. Research Methodology The researcher made use of the descriptive method. It is a descriptive analysis of the Effectiveness of the Retention Policy.This study had for its subjects 100 Second Year Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) students of the University of the East (UE), Manila for the first semester of academic year 2011-2012 The interviewers create interview and survey questionnaires that are to be answered by the students who are taking up BSA.
After the construction of the interview and survey questionnaires, it was evaluated and validated by Mr. Julius Cesar R. Pascual. The interviewers will be the one to record the result of the survey and interview conducted.The total number of the chosen answer in every question in the survey will be arranged according to percentage from highest to lowest. The age, gender, and general weight average were taken from the respondents themselves during the survey and the interview.
This study, being a descriptive research, made use of frequency tables and percentages for its statistical treatment. The formula is as following: Percentage (%) = frequency (number of responses) / total number of respondents *100 FindingsBased on the analysis and interpretation of data gathered, the research hereby presents the following findings of the study. Majority of our respondents were 17 and 18 years old, the rest were 15, 16, 19, 20, and 21 years old.
According to gender, majority of our respondents are female with a close difference in percentage as to male respondents. Based on their General Weighted Average, majority of our respondents got a grade ranging from 1. 51 to 1. 75. There are only few students who were able to get a grade ranging from 1.
0 to 1. 25. Based on our survey, almost all of our respondents are aware of the Retention Policy. Our respondents have chosen BSA as their course as an influence of their parents for the majority while the rest have been influenced by their teachers, relatives, and friends.
Also, majority of our respondents finds the course VERY DIFFICULT while only a few find it EASY. Only a small percentage of our respondents find the Retention Policy as a CHALLENGE or MOTIVATION while most of them finds it as a burden and pressure while studying.Based on the survey, majority of our respondents devotes five hours and more on studying while the rest spends only four hours or less on studying. The Retention Policy also motivates them to study more and only minority has said that it doesn’t motivate them to study harder. The result of the survey shows that most of our respondents have sacrificed their minor subjects just to have more time to study on their major ones.
Majority of our respondents are not willing to shift to another course if in case they would not meet the requirements of the Retention Policy.Our respondents have also said that TUTORING would be the best way for them to improve their grades if given the chance and that REMEDIAL CLASS is a big help for them to catch up in their lessons. Conclusions Based on the foregoing findings, the researchers arrived at the following conclusions: In terms of age, there were more 17 years old compared to 15, 16, 18, 18, 19, 20, and 21 years old; mostly are females. When it comes to the GWA, the biggest group was composed of those respondents who were able to have a GWA ranging from 1. 51 to 1. 5 while there are a fair number of respondents who got 1.
26 to 1. 50, 1. 76 to 2. 00, and 2. 26 to 2. 50.
Only a small group got a grade ranging from 2. 01 to 2. 25 and 1.
00 to 1. 25. Selected second year students taking up BS Accountancy are mostly well informed of the grades that they have to meet in order for them to be retained. In addition, the course has been perceived by most of our respondents as a hard one and only some of them have said it is easy. The respondents find the Retention Policy beneficial in a way that it motivates them to study harder and gave more priority to studying.On the other hand it also has some negative implication and it adds pressure to them while studying and has a tendency to less prioritize other subjects just to focus on the major ones that has a required grade that they need to attain. We conclude that the positive intention of the Retention Policy has been overweighed by negative effects as shown in the Summary of Findings, at the same time we have also found out that most of our respondents are not willing to shift to another course, and there’s a big possibility that the only option they have is to transfer to another school if ever they get kicked out of the course.
The College of Business Administration can also extend their help to the students by giving them REMEDIAL CLASSES and if possible, by TUTORING. Recommendations From the findings and conclusions of this study, the researchers have come up with the following recommendations. That the College of Business Administration would reach out to each and every student for everyone to be aware of the nature of the Retention Policy, in our findings there’s a small percentage of students who have said they are not aware of the policies.That there should be a more transparent program that would help the students who are falling behind academically in order for them to catch up and be retained in the program. That the members of the Guidance Council of the University would address the psychological and emotional effect of the Retention Policy.
It is an eye-opener finding out that a huge number of our respondents are inclined on the negative effects of the Retention Policy.Counseling is one of the ways that would help our students be in the right attitude despite of the Retention Policy in the course. Lastly, that the future researchers should use specific questions in the survey and interview to obtain more specific response from the students. And that they may also conduct the same study but will include all BSA students in all levels to be able to see the perspective of all the affected students.