Social Axioms and Academic Achievement Among Filipino College Students

  • Adonis P. David


This study explored the association of social beliefs or social axioms and academic achievement among Filipino college students in the Philippines. A survey questionnaire was administered to a sample of Filipino students and their responses were analyzed using hierarchical regression analysis. Controlling for the effects of the Filipino students’ task value and self-efficacy in mathematics, results indicate that only fate control was predictive of the Filipino students’ academic achievement as measured by their final grade in mathematics. Specifically, fate control was found to be a negative predictor of students’ achievement. The results of the study highlight the possible role of social axioms on students’ academic achievement even when students’ achievement motivation is taken into account. The results are discussed in terms how the Filipino learners’ beliefs on fate control might influence achievement in culture-specific ways.


Social axioms Fate control Academic achievement Filipino learners 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philippine Normal UniversityManilaPhilippines

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