Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol 2, No 5 (2011), 1116-1121, Sep 2011

Study Habits and Attitudes of Freshmen Students: Implications for Academic Intervention Programs

Luisa Baquiran Aquino


The substantive aim of this study was to investigate the favorable and unfavorable study habits and study attitudes of the freshmen students and determine its implications in formulating academic intervention programs. The Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA) instrument developed by Brown and Holtzman (1969) was used to assess the study habits and attitudes of the students. Results show that students generally do not approve teacher methods and classroom management, and have inefficient time management. Favorable and unfavorable study habits and attitudes of the students were also revealed. Implications of these findings were discussed and the theory of confluent education was considered in designing a framework of academic intervention programs among HEIs.


study habits; study attitudes; study orientation; academic achievement; academic intervention programs; confluent education


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