Avocation, ethical concepts, and cultural orientation among personnel of an educational community :

Sub Title: implications to school management

Author: Evidente, Lorna B.

Accession Number: 552D

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Author No: E

Copyright Year: 1995

Abstract:

This descriptive study aimed at determining through observation, questionnaires and interviews the actual and preferred avocation or leisure behavior of the personnel in West Visayas State University, their ethical concepts, and their cultural orientation. The work also delved into how the personal factors of age, gender, educational attainment, position, economic status would affect the four aforementioned variables. The influence of ethical concepts and cultural orientation on the personnel's actual and preferred avocations was also a concern of present investigation. Qualitative data evolved from the open-ended avocation questionnaire and from the questionnaires on ethical concepts and cultural orientation. The subjects for the inquiry, selected through stratified random sampling, were the administrators, faculty, and support staff of the West Visayas State University. The instruments, initially item validated by a jury were trial administered for purposes of construct and content validation. Means, standard deviations, Pearson r, ANOVA and correlation were the statistical tools. Significance level for both difference and correlation was set at .05. The study showed that the personnel of the University although tending to embrace social actual avocations as an entire group, reflected varied actual leisure activities when classified as to certain categories. Given opportunities, the personnel would generally opt for intellectual avocations. They also held conventional Filipino culture and moderately traditional Filipino culture. The actual intellectual leisure activities of the females, those with high economic status, those who have gone beyond college, the administrators and the faculty significantly varied from the social nature of the avocation of the males, those with lower economic status, those with college degrees only, and he support staff as well as from the physical activities of those without college degrees. The females, the older personnel, those with higher economic status, those who have gone beyond college, the administrators, and the faculty, whose preferred avocational endeavors were essentially intellectual, differed significantly from the rest of the personnel groups whose preferred leisure activities were mainly social in nature. The personnel, no matter their categories, held conventional ethical concepts. Generally, the personnel manifested moderately traditionally Filipino culture.


Keywords: Avocation, ethical concepts,cultural orientation, leisure behavior of personnel, school management

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