https://philair.ph/index.php/irj/issue/feed JPAIR Institutional Research 2022-04-22T13:39:51+00:00 Dounilyn Wabe Maaliao executiveeditor@philair.ph Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>Journal of Institutional Research</strong> aims to publish researches by practitioners which focus on students, faculty, financial/economic, technical, and institutional studies designed to provide decision support to the stakeholders.</p> https://philair.ph/index.php/irj/article/view/749 A Correlational Study on the Teaching Methodologies and the Competencies of Graduates in a Private University in the Philippines 2021-09-09T13:38:21+00:00 Kingie Micabalo kmicabalo@uc.edu.ph Winnie Marie Poliquit einniwpol@gmail.com Estela Ibanez estelaibanez@llcc.edu.ph Robert Pabillaran robert_pabillaran@yahoo.com Quennie Marie Edicto quenniemarie.edicto@gmail.com Jesszon Cano jesszon.cano@bisu.edu.ph <p>Teaching and learning methodologies are significant factors in building students’ competency after college life, making them a good contender in the labor market. The study determined the impact of the varied methodologies in teaching and learning on the graduates' competency. The 181 graduate respondents participated in the survey on a snowball method in data gathering. Frequency and simple percentage, weighted mean, Chi-Square Test of Independence, and One-way ANOVA were used to treat and interpret the data. The findings revealed that, in a pervasive way, the teaching and learning methodologies among faculties embodied in the flipped classroom, project-based learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning, and competency-based learning in the Department were perceived by the graduates. By this instance, further findings revealed a significant relationship with adopting these varied methodologies and its influence on the graduates' competency in oral/written communications, teamwork/ collaboration, information/ technology application, leadership, and professionalism/ work ethic. The study concluded that a more substantial imposition of teaching and learning methodologies to the students' could greatly emphasize graduates' professionalism, leadership, communication, collaboration, and knowledge in information technology. Furthermore, the influence of flipped classrooms, project-based learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning, and competency-based learning in the teaching and learning experiences in the Department provides a good impact on their competency as a graduate. These practices indicate a strong alignment between the institution's interests which focuses on producing competent and innovative graduates that are efficient and effective in the labor market.</p> 2021-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 JPAIR Institutional Research https://philair.ph/index.php/irj/article/view/750 The Adoption of Online Learning during the Pandemic: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions 2021-09-09T13:39:06+00:00 Kingie Micabalo kmicabalo@uc.edu.ph Winnie Marie Poliquit einniwpol@gmail.com Estela Ibanez estelaibanez@llcc.edu.ph Robert Pabillaran robert_pabillaran@yahoo.com Carla Malait carlamalait@gmail.com Jesszon Cano jesszon.cano@bisu.edu.ph <p>The Covid19 Pandemic has shifted the entire momentum of the traditional education processes into an environment where students experience difficulties in the E-Learning program. This study determines the challenges encountered in the duration of the E-learning and its' effect on students' perceived learning and satisfaction during the Pandemic. The investigation study formulated an aggregate of 313 respondents on a snowball inspecting strategy. Frequency and simple percentage, weighted mean, Chi-Square Test of Independence, and One-way ANOVA were used to treat and interpret the data. The findings revealed that the students encountered difficulties through course quality, peer interactions, learning diversification, user-friendliness, and course design. Additionally, it was revealed that how they perceived these difficulties affects their perceived learning and satisfaction in the E-learning process. It was found out also that a higher level of challenges would associate with dissatisfaction and lower student perception in education. The study concluded that E-learning is a platform that should be present in the teaching and learning modalities in all institutions regardless of the situation. Additionally, the course quality, peer interactions, learning diversification, user-friendliness of the process, and its course contribute to increasing the student's perceived satisfaction in E-learning. Generally, the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic provides a manifestation that to improve student perceived learning and satisfaction; there is a need to intensify the execution in the administration, teachers, and the learning management systems used in a Higher Education Institution.</p> 2021-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 JPAIR Institutional Research https://philair.ph/index.php/irj/article/view/751 Exploring Self-efficacy, Research, and Teaching Skills among Undergraduate Thesis Advisers 2021-09-09T13:40:12+00:00 Ma. Ivy Villena-Agreda mimvillena18@gmail.com <p>Research is now an active part of the academe. This descriptive-correlational study utilizing the purposive sampling technique was conducted to determine the level and relationships of self-efficacy, teaching skills, and research skills among the undergraduate thesis advisers of NIPSC-BVC. Using Hoy and Woolfolk’s (1993) Teacher Efficacy Scale and Research Skills and Teaching Skills Assessment Instruments, data were collected. Mean, ANOVA, Pearson’s r, and t-test were used in the analysis of data. Results revealed that the general teaching efficacy of the respondents is good while personal teaching efficacy is very good. The level of teaching skills of respondents’ ages 40-49 and 11-20 years of teaching experience is excellent, while respondents’ aged 20-39, 50 and above, with 0-10 and 21 or more years in service, possess the strong ability. Results also showed that agriculture thesis advisers have strong teaching skills while education respondents are excellent. A significant correlation was observed between respondents’ general teaching efficacy and teaching skills, research and teaching skills, and general teaching efficacy and research skills. The respondents’ level of general teaching efficacy, when grouped according to age and teaching skills according to the department, showed a significant difference. Based on the results of the study, instructional and research capability-building activities that enhance the respondents’ self-efficacy, research skills, and teaching skills were proposed and conducted.</p> 2021-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 JPAIR Institutional Research https://philair.ph/index.php/irj/article/view/752 Learning Difficulties and Coping Mechanisms of Education Students in the Shift to Flexible Learning Modality amidst COVID-19 Pandemic 2021-09-09T13:40:52+00:00 Rowel Olila rowelolila@gmail.com <p>Coping is a mental process that hopes to reduce or diminish stress. It may work on a conscious or unconscious level is determined by personality traits, personal characteristics, and resilience. Levels of adaptation are unique and can never be the same for two people. As educational institutions struggle to continue despite the ensuing COVID-19 Pandemic, online resources, learning management systems, synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning modalities, blended and flexible learning, and a thousand different online applications and platforms were sought to facilitate the delivery of quality education still. The sudden shift to the new normal in education brought difficulties to students, teachers, administrators, and all education stakeholders. This quantitative research investigated the learning difficulties and coping mechanisms of 166 Education students of Aurora State College of Technology in the shift to flexible learning modality. The researcher used the questionnaire to identify the learning difficulties and the coping mechanisms of the respondents. The study utilized frequency count, percentage, and weighted mean. It is interesting to note that with the sudden shift to flexible learning modality, the respondents experience moderate difficulty as to Content (WM=3.0), performance tasks (WM=2.8), and summative tests (WM=2.9). Furthermore, concerning the experienced learning difficulties, respondents do cope-up with a medium amount (WM=3.3). That the most valuable coping strategies amidst the ensuing Pandemic are the following: developing new learning styles and habits, utilization of technology that can aid learning, and committing oneself to discipline, commitment, and purpose. </p> 2021-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 JPAIR Institutional Research https://philair.ph/index.php/irj/article/view/817 Accounting Skills in Practice and Their Impact on Employability: A Curriculum Review in an Autonomous Philippine University 2021-09-14T07:05:37+00:00 Kingie Micabalo kmicabalo@uc.edu.ph Winnie Marie Poliquit einniwpol@gmail.com Estela Ibanez estelaibanez@llcc.edu.ph Kyla Flor Cartalla kylacartalla@gmail.com Romielyn Calimpong Romielyn.rac@gmail.com <p>As competition for graduate jobs increases, students need to consider new ways to differentiate from equally qualified and skilled candidates. The investigation determined the significance of a curriculum in the working environment and graduates' employability. The examination contrived a sum of 169 respondents on a snowball testing strategy. Frequency and simple percentage, weighted mean, Chi-Square Test of Independence, and One way ANOVA was utilized to treat the data. The findings revealed that communication skills, basic accounting skills, &amp; financial reporting skills are among the essential skills to acquire to serve a spot on the labor market. The investigation further revealed a significant association on civil status, length of time to get a job after graduation, Nature of work on the first and current job, work status, graduate studies, and the degree of enhancement the graduates suggested to meet the demands of the profession. It also revealed a statistically significant distinction following the respondents' profile when grouped by its influence on the proposed program enhancement suggested by the graduates. The study concluded that maximizing graduates' employability, the viability of curriculum enhancement and teaching methodologies, and necessary facilities must be concentrated to depict the utmost realization of objectives and goals of the program. It further concludes that a strong partnership with an internship program can increase alignment between educators, students, and industries.</p> 2021-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 JPAIR Institutional Research https://philair.ph/index.php/irj/article/view/818 Online Teaching during the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Philippine Experience 2022-04-22T13:39:51+00:00 Ervie Emelda Gallespen eesgallespen@gmail.com <p style="text-align: justify;">Teachers shifted to online teaching when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus-19 global pandemic. The study determined the experiences, challenges, and responses of teachers while doing online teaching. A survey through Microsoft Teams was administered to 194 Senior High School and College teachers in Riverside College, Bacolod City, Philippines.&nbsp; Findings revealed that support system was experienced by the teachers through the webinars provided, the assistance of colleagues and housemates, and the help extended by parents to their children. The challenges identified were the extent of students’ learning as observed and the teachers’ learning climate, their living conditions, work environment, devise used, and connectivity. A positive response was reflected in the teachers’ adaptability, level of enjoyment, and work-life balance. Their readiness in the resumption of face-to-face classes resulted from the stress experienced. Teachers’ stress levels differed when they were compared according to their department and employment status. Their satisfaction towards the Microsoft Teams platform significantly differed when they were grouped according to their department. No significant difference was observed in the teachers’ extent of readiness in the resumption of face-to-face classes when they were compared according to their department, employment status, and the number of subject load preparations. The results consider the impact of online teaching on the students’ learning and the teachers’ well-being.</p> 2021-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 JPAIR Institutional Research