Motivators and benefits of educational pursuits among members of cultural communities in Panay

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Author: Lam, Eva Leal

Accession Number: 869D

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Author No: L

Copyright Year: 2002

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This investigation aimed to find out the motivators and benefits of educational pursuits and how these variables are related. Conducted in October 2001, the members of cultural communities in the four provinces of Panay-- Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo, selected through cluster sampling, served as participants of the study. This descriptive research utilized a validated researcher-made data-gathering instruments. Means, standard deviations, ranks, the t-test for independence, the One-Way ANOVA, and the Pearson's r were employed in the analysis of the data gathered. Alpha level was set at .05. Results revealed that the most predominant motivators to pursue education among the participants were: "education is a vital ingredient for success" (economic); and "to prove that the community group is also educable" (social-familial). Least predominant were: "to prove that one is as good as anyone else in the world" (personal); "to save money for future travels" (economic) and "to reside in a desirable area" (social-familial). Personal motivators were most emphasized among the participants and generally, they were "very strongly motivated" to pursue education. The most predominant benefits that they derive from educational pursuits were : "feeling more secure in life" (personal); "the family now eat foods appropriate for good nutrition" (economic); and "having gained more friends" (social-familial). Least predominant were: "having developed some degree of sophistication" (personal); "eating money now adequate for one's family" (economic); and "being invited/encouraged to join socio-civic organizations" (socio-familial). Personal benefits were most emphasized among the participants and generally, they felt the "great benefit" of being educated. They differed significantly in their motivation to pursue education when grouped according to gender, age , ethnic group, and education and in their felt benefits derived from being educated when classified according to ethnic group, and education. The member's mo6tivation to pursue and felt benefits derived fro education were positively and significantly correlated.


Keywords: Motivators and benefits of educational pursuits, cultural minorities in Panay

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