THE UTILIZATION OF CODE SWITCHING AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

The main objective of this study was to assess the utilization of code-switching and its impact on the students’ academic performance. This study made use of descriptive correlational method of research that utilized a standardized questionnaire as primary data gathering tool. The respondents of the study were the first year college students at a private Catholic University in the City of Malolos. The results were analyzed and interpreted using statistical tests such as mean and regression analysis in assessing the impact of the utilization of code-switching on the students’ academic performance. The utilization of code-switching and level of academic performance were quantified using frequency counts and weighted mean procedures. Using the aforementioned procedures, the findings of the study showed that the utilization of code-switching was “most of the time used” in terms of curriculum access, classroom management and interpersonal relationship. In addition, the students’ level of academic performance was satisfactory as exhibited by its general weighted mean score. Lastly, it was revealed that the utilization of code-switching had a significant impact on the academic performance of students. A number of implications were drawn based on the findings of the study that can be used in the utilization of code-switching in relation to academic performance.

Keywords: Academic Performance, Code-Switching, Utilization of Code-Switching.