Lifestyle and Self-Regulation of Senior High School Students
Keywords:Life style, Self-Regulation, Self-Regulated Learning, Mass Media Consumption, Risk Behaviors
Self-regulation is deemed most important during the adolescence stage where media consumption and engagement in risk behaviors are at their height. Notably, the degree to which an adolescent can control his/her media consumption and risk behaviors is theorized to be carried over to learning behaviors. This study aimed to explore the lifestyle and self-regulation of senior high school students. It employed descriptive method of research with 277 randomly selected Grade 11 and 12 academic track students as respondents. The mean was used to describe gathered data while Pearson-product moment correlation was used to determine the relationship between the variables. The 0.05 level of significance was used in the interpretation of findings on relationship. It was found that senior high school students generally have low mass media exposure, rare engagement in distal, proximal, and risky social behaviors, and moderate level of self-regulated learning. Furthermore, it was revealed that neither mass media consumption nor engagement in risk behaviors is related with self-regulated learning. The students are encouraged to take charge of their own learning and lifestyle while parents and teachers are reminded of their primordial role as guide while students endeavor to take lead in their learning.
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