DIFFERENCES IN THE EFFECTS OF DISTANCE LEARNING ON THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF AN INTEGRATED HIGH SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES AND AN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY IN HAWAII, USA

Vincent Justine Realino, Danica Godinez, Jean Rose Deluza, Laarni Almazan

Abstract


The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have permeated nearly every aspect of our society, and education is no exception. Schools were placed on lockdown and driven to shift from face-to-face classes to distance learning, despite the lack of expertise and resources. Hence, this study was conducted to compare the effects of the distance learning implementation based on the attitude towards distance education among 12th Graders from the Visayas State University Integrated High School (VSU-IHS) in Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines, and the Island Pacific Academy (IPA) in Hawaii, USA. The study followed the one-shot survey research design. Respondents were selected using a random sampling procedure focusing only among 12th-grade students of VSU IHS Baybay, Philippines, and IPA in Hawaii, USA. A survey questionnaire was used to gather the data. Pretesting was done to ensure the logical sequence of the questions and estimate the interview's approximate duration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an in-person interview was not plausible, so an electronic format of the survey questionnaire was instead handed out to the target study area by asking permission directly from the school’s administration. Data were analyzed following the objectives of the study. Results revealed that most (53.33%) of the respondents from VSU-IHS had a positive attitude towards distance learning while a little less than half (46.67%) had a negative attitude. For the respondents from IPA, almost three-fourth (66.67%) had a positive attitude towards distance learning, while only one-third (33.33%) had a negative attitude. The Mann-Whitney U test showed that there was no statistical difference between the two senior high schools. This suggests that although the IPA Hawaii had a much more positive attitude towards distance learning, there was still no evidence that VSU-IHS and IPA had differences in their attitudes towards distance learning.


Keywords


Distance learning, senior high school, attitude

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