Analysis of Correlation between Interest and Academic Performance in the subject of Physics versus Comprehensive Performance in Secondary Education Students
Keywords:Performance, Analysis, Comprehensiveness, Interconnectedness disciplines
This study investigates the correlation between interest and academic performance in the field of physics, compared to overall performance among secondary school students. Nine students with high performance in physics were selected from the twelfth grade at Cerro Iglesias College, Ngäbe Buglé Comarca. Out of these, five chose not to participate in the study. The remaining four students underwent a test involving multiple-choice questions, puzzles, and case analyses related to modern physics theories. These students were divided into two categories: those with a strong interest in physics but with regular performance in other subjects, and those with comprehensive performance in both physics and other subjects. The results indicated that students with comprehensive performance outperformed students solely focused on physics in terms of analytical and problem-solving skills. These findings underscore the importance of comprehensiveness in learning, demonstrating that while interest is crucial, excellence requires the application and integration of multidisciplinary knowledge.
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