International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.2 (10), pp. 141-147 December, 2015
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJEPRR/
Article ID:/15/EPRR/038/07 pages
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Original Research Article
The contribution of intelligence quotient (IQ) on biology academic achievement of senior high school students in Medan, Indonesia
Pratama Anggi Tias, Syamsuri Istamar, Adi Atmoko and *Aloysius Duran Corebima
Biology Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, State University of Malang, Indonesia.
*Corresponding Author: Email durancorebima(at)yahoo.com
Academic achievement can be used as an indicator of learning success, and can prepare the students to pursue higher education. It has an important role for students’ future success. One of the factors correlating to academic achievement is intelligence. This research aims to investigate the correlation between intelligence quotient (IQ) and Biology academic achievement of the students in Medan, Indonesia. The subjects of this research are 240 students. The result of this research showed that there was a correlation between intelligence quotient (IQ) and Biology academic achievement with regression equation of Y= -11.587 + 0.882 X (F = 324.490, α = 0.000). The result of the R square analysis shows that IQ gives 57.7% contribution on Biology academic achievement. Based on the research result, it is suggested that the Biology teachers pay attention on the IQ factor to suit the teaching lesson plan in order to get the best Biology academic achievement.
Key words: Intelligence quotient, Biology achievement, senior high school students, natural science.