Economic and academic struggles of education students of West Visayas State University with different types of living arrangements

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Author: Anuevo, Roxette S. et.al.

Accession Number: 779

Class No: AV-UGT

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Copyright Year: 2016

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Abstract This qualitative study was conducted using a narrative inquiry approach and constructivism theory to help the respondents reveal their experiences as well as the respondents to narrate and understand the life, particularly the experiences, struggles and sacrifices of education students in accordance to their type of living arrangements. Specifically, this study sought to answer the following questions: (1) What are the economic and academic struggles experienced by the participants as a whole?, (2) What are the most common economic and academic struggle of the participants from every type of living arrangement?, (3) How do the economic and academic struggles of the participants differ when categorized according to their types of their living arrangement?, and (4) What are the suggestions of the participants that could possibly help them cope with their economic and academic struggles? The participants of the study were nine (9) education students: three (3) from each type of living arrangements (living at home, renting in a boarding house and staying in a dormitory). The researchers used a duly validated interview guide questionnaire as a guide during the interview. An audio-recording gadget was used as a proof of the whole event. Data were gathered through in-depth one-on-one interview. After the data were gathered, they were transcribed, analyzed, translated and interpreted to achieve the findings where conclusions and recommendation were drawn. The study found out that school related expenses has a great effect to education students. The annoying noise caused by the tenant, budgeting their allowance, and limited space and materials in making school projects affected the education students academically. School fees, food allowance and unexpected expenses and contributions have a great effect to the education students economically. Transportation, environment and financial resources have different effects to education students in accordance to their type of living arrangement. To overcome the possible problems, students may allot money for their future expenses. To avoid extra expenses, student prepared their own lunch and reused old materials in making their projects. As for recommendation, teachers may give projects that are not costly and set deadlines that are long enough for the students to prepare. Additional dormitories in other universities are highly encouraged. To verify the validity of this study, future studies may be conducted to other school and population.


Keywords: Economic struggles, Academic struggles, Education students, Living arrangement

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