Moderating Effect of Confidence in Solving Problem and English Achievement on the Performance of Fourth Year Students in Physics
The study aimed to determine the influence of problem-solving confidence and English achievement on the performance of fourth year students in physics. Specifically, it sought to find out whether English achievement significantly moderate the effect of problem-solving confidence on the performance in physics. Descriptive- predictive design was utilized in the study. The study was carried out in F. Bangoy National High School to sixty fourth year students. Mean and moderated regression were used as tools in the analysis of data. Results revealed that the level of problem-solving confidence in physics was moderate; the level of academic achievement in English was proficient and the level of performance of fourth year students in physics was also proficient. Further, English achievement significantly moderates the effect of problem-solving confidence on the performance of fourth year students in physics. Therefore, it was recommended to strengthen the connection of learning English and problem-solving ability through activities that encourage students to analyze and think critically in order to arrive at a correct solution.
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