Influence of the perceived effect of typhoon Yolanda on the Grade-Point Average (GPA) of elementary students in Northern Iloilo.

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Author: Escobañez, Diane Gay T. et.al

Accession Number: 843

Class No: AV-UGT

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Copyright Year: 2016

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Through a causal-comparative research, this study suggested the possible effect of typhoon Yolanda to those elementary pupils, who perceived themselves to be highly affected vs. those who perceived themselves to be slightly affected , on their grade point average (GPA). Specifically, the study sought answers to the following questions: (1) What is the mean GPA of students who perceived to be highly affected by Typhoon Yolanda during the typhoon, immediately after the typhoon and a year after the typhoon? (2) What is the mean GPA of students who perceived to be slightly affected by Typhoon Yolanda during the typhoon, immediately after the typhoon and a year after the typhoon? (3) Is there a significant difference in the mean GPA of students who perceived to be highly affected versus the students who perceived to be slightly affected by Typhoon Yolanda during the typhoon, immediately after the typhoon and a year after the typhoon? The researchers made a 3-Point Likert-Type Perceived Effect of Typhoon Yolanda Scale (PETYS) that can be answered by Strongly Agree, Agree and Disagree. Through their scores, the respondents are categorized as highly affected and slightly affected. Using descriptive statistics and t-test for the two independent groups, the result revealed that typhoon Yolanda affects students’ Grade Point Average (GPA), with immediate significant impact to those who perceived themselves to be highly affected by the typhoon. However, a year after the typhoon, they recovered, posting a significantly higher GPA. This suggests that, given a year or so, elementary students can recover from the negative effect of the typhoon on their academics. This showed that there was a need to support students immediately affected by calamities, most especially by typhoons. The Department of Education, teachers, parents, and local government leaders must help these school children to recover from traumatic experiences through appropriate intervention programs.


Keywords: Typhoon Yolanda, Grade-Point Average (GPA)

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