Impact of the Anti-Intellectual Attitudes to the Level of Self-Esteem of Senior High School Students from Fiat Lux Academe-Cavite, Philippines

Authors

  • Cristine Kyle Cuizon Fiat Lux Academe- Dasmarinas Campus, Cavite, Philippines
  • Mary-Ann A. Atienza Fiat Lux Academe- Dasmarinas Campus, Cavite, Philippines
  • John Ismael J. Medina Fiat Lux Academe- Dasmarnas Campus, Cavite, Philippines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7719/jpair.v30i1.555

Keywords:

Social Science, quantitative research, anti-intellectualism, linear regression, Philippines

Abstract

Anti-intellectualism, the manifestation of disrespect and lack of interest of individuals for intellectual pursuits and critical thinking, has become a constant thread not only in the corporate world but also among students. Its long-term effect will be very excruciating, especially in the Philippine economy. This quantitative correlational research investigated the extent of relationship between the anti-intellectual attitudes and level of self-esteem or the individual's overall sense of self-worth or personal value of one hundred and ninety-four (194) senior high school students from Fiat Lux Academe-Cavite, Philippines. The researchers made use of the Student's Anti-Intellectualism Scale and State Self-Esteem Scale to measure the two variables. Analyzed data revealed an average level of attitude of anti-intellectualism and a moderate level of self-esteem among the participants. Furthermore, there is a significant, inverse, and moderate correlation between the two variables (Pearson= -0.50; Spearman Correlation = -0.44). Thus, students with high level of self-esteem have low anti-intellectual attitudes. Conversely, students exhibiting low level of anti-intellectual attitudes tend to have higher self-esteem. The researchers also utilized other statistical techniques such as the t Statistic and linear regression.

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References

Astin, A. W. (1984). Student involvement: A developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Development, 528-529. doi:10.1080/07294360.2013.783954

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Published

2018-10-27

How to Cite

Cuizon, C. K., Atienza, M.-A. A., & Medina, J. I. J. (2018). Impact of the Anti-Intellectual Attitudes to the Level of Self-Esteem of Senior High School Students from Fiat Lux Academe-Cavite, Philippines. JPAIR Multidisciplinary Research, 30(1), 88–102. https://doi.org/10.7719/jpair.v30i1.555

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