The External Studies Unit of WMSU Malangas recently showed its support to the university’s vision of building a research culture by conducting its first ever Research Forum—an advocacy of the Research, Extension Services and External Linkages (RESEL) through the office of the Research, Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination (RUPID).
The forum was held on November 5 to 6 at WMSU Malangas where one undergraduate and seven graduate research papers were presented.
The event was graced by two of the WMSU officials who have been actively advocating the propagation of the research culture within the university—Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, Director of the Research, Development and Evaluation Center (RDEC), who also delivered an inspirational message, and Dr. Julieta B. Tendero, RUPID Coordinator.
Malangas Campus Administrator, Dr. Christine V. Yambao formally opened the forum, while Ms. Ira T. Venus of WMSU Malangas’ Teacher Education Department provided the mechanics for the presentation.
The publication-worthy papers that were presented on the first day of the forum were to wit: “The Attitude Towards Educational Research Scale (ATERS) Development and Psychometric Properties” by Byron B. Go Silk; “Psychological Needs Assessment and Personality Traits: Basis for Guidance Program and Services” by Erjorie A. Laguna; “Cognitive and Metacognitive Skills in Solving Worded-Problems in College Algebra: An Analysis” by Carmela J. Go Silk; “School-Based Management and Teaching Performance of Elementary Teachers in Malangas District” by Ariel Macaling; “Selected Demographic Profile, Stressor Experiences, and Resiliency among Students in Tertiary Education” by Frelin S. Labanes; “Criminology Program of Western Mindanao State University-External Studies Units: Status and Prospects” by Johana J. Abdulah.
The second day of the forum continued with the presentation of the following papers: “Madrasah Education: Its Significance to the Religious and Economic Condition of the Muslims of Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay Province” by Salmiyah Catubig; “Teachers’ Behavior Manifested at Patag-es: Its Effect to the National Achievement Test Result of the Pupils” by Genelyn A. Suan; “Total Quality Management and Transformational Leadership Practices: Performance of Elementary Public School Teachers” by Ma. Rosie B. Tauto-an; “First Generation Entrants: Personality Traits, Resiliency and Achievement Indicators” by Dr. Yambao herself.
One student research was presented entitled “College Student Mothers: Academic Self-Efficacy and Academic Performance in Selected External Studies Units of Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga Sibugay Province” by Roalene P. Francisco, Mezzel May Salindro, Jemarie S. Lanot and Cristy Canencia.
At the end of the presentations, certificates of appreciation were awarded to the presenters by Dr. Sarmiento and Dr. Yambao who were assisted by Dr. Tendero, Dr. Alicia T. Baldicano (Associate Dean, ESU) and Mr. Byron B. Go Silk who was the overall in-charge of the research forum. (Mandy Dalugdug – Public Affairs Office, WMSU)