Self-esteem, gratitude tackled in research presentations

by RONALYN BANAKEN

 

 

Antonius Hestasusilo of the University of Santo Tomas presents his study during the colloquium.

(Photo: Oliver Celi/UB Research and Development Center)

 

 

In a faculty research colloquium held at the University of Baguio (UB) Centennial Hall last April 20, the intangible concepts of self-esteem and gratefulness, among others, were explored.

 

In a study conducted by Josevy Taguibao, Jay Errol Baral, and Dr. Dante Garcia of the University of Santo Tomas among post-graduate psychology students, results showed that self-esteem is a potentially important variable to life satisfaction. The findings revealed that pursuing a post-graduate degree can help someone achieve life satisfaction, equipping one with the ability to succeed in meaningful areas of life and to believe in his/her own personal aspirations. Such premise is supported by another study which holds that life satisfaction along with happiness is an important component of subjective well-being, as noted in the research. 

 

Meanwhile, in examining how gratitude predicts psychological well-being among selected Filipino adolescents, Nerizza Cristobal, Denise Cydee Enriquez, and Dr. Garcia (University of Santo Tomas) found that gratitude is a significant predictor of five of the six dimensions of psychological well-being (environmental mastery, personal growth, purpose in life, autonomy, and self-acceptance). This means that being thankful makes someone more competent in managing everyday life and in taking advantage of new opportunities. It also means that being thankful drives someone to be more independent and self-motivated, being able to decide what one wants according to one’s own standards rather than by reacting to social pressure. 

 

On examining the motivations of college students in assuming volunteer tasks, Engr. Javier Herminio Bautista, UB’s executive vice president, found out in his study that the major reasons of the respondents in volunteering are to learn more about the world, express humanitarian and altruistic concern for others, and to gain career experience. As to the effects of volunteer missions to the respondents, it was revealed that the respondents derived fulfillment and satisfaction from doing the activity and that they understood and learned more about the world while applying their skills. Interestingly, the correlation between motivation and outcome is encouraging, according to the study. 

 

Other presentations delved into the following studies:

 

General Self-efficacy and Resilience as Predictors of Perceived Stress Among Information Technology Students

Joa-ann Porillo and Dr. Ryan Corona, University of Santo Tomas

 

Psychological Preferences and Characteristics of Pioneer Grade 11 Students

Florence Bahni, Mary Pauline Namoca, and Dr. Dante Garcia, University of Santo Tomas

 

Family Structure, Parental Attachment and Psychological Well-being: Factors Underlying Juvenile Delinquency

Luiziela Masana and Dr. Dante Garcia, University of Santo Tomas

 

The Relationship Between Traumatic Event Experiences and Dissociative Symptoms Among College Students

Antonio Morales, Antonius Hestasusilo, and Dr. Dante Garcia, University of Santo Tomas

 

Level of Knowledge and Research Capability of the Graduate School Faculty of the University of Baguio

Dr. Aida Dapiawen, Dean, UB School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

 

Performance Evaluation in Practicum of Students in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Baguio Central University

Jocelyn Ang, Christine Palukpok, and Ruth Claire Waclin, Baguio Central University

 

Modeling the Factor Constructs Affecting the Integration of Technology in Classroom Instruction

Engr. Victor Hafalla Jr., University of Baguio

 

The Potential of Civic Welfare Training Service as a Tool for Connecting Theory and Practice

Dr. Rhoda Basco-Galangco, Director, UB Research and Development Center

 

Success: The University of Baguio Graduate Students’ Concepts

Dr. Armando Castañeda, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Baguio

 

English As A Medium of Instruction

Dr. Lourdes Trajano, Dr. Samuel Neyney, Dr. Evelyn Cuis, Dr. Juliet Urpiano, and Veronica Madagsen, Baguio Central University

 

Assessing the Research Capability of Tertiary Level Teaching Staff of the University of Baguio

Dr. Aida Dapiawen, Dean, UB School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

 

The Accreditation: Perspectives from the School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Dr. Dyesebel Chinayo and Dr. Gerardo Tumbaga, University of Baguio

 

 

The activity is part of the series of research colloquiums organized by the UB Research and Development Center.

 

 

 

The research presenters from the University of Santo Tomas

(Photo: Oliver Celi/UB Research and Development Center)

 

 

 

Participants from Baguio Central University

(Photo: Oliver Celi/UB Research and Development Center) 

 

 

  Faculty members from Pangasinan State University also attended the activity.

(Photo: Oliver Celi/UB Research and Development Center) 

 

 

 

The presenters from the University of Baguio, University of Santo Tomas, and Baguio Central University

(Photo: Oliver Celi/UB Research and Development Center)

 

  

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