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Mobo) ijmaberjurnal@gmail.com (Yeni Rizki) Fri, 13 May 2022 07:23:42 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Implementation of Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) Program and Challenges Encountered: Basis for a Proposed Action Plan http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/384 <p>The study used the descriptive-survey method of research because it was most appropriate to use in determining the status of the MAPEH program in terms of its implementation and challenges. It used a survey-questionnaire as the main instrument to gather the data needed in the study. It involved 22 school administrators and 70 MAPEH teachers sourced from nine public junior high schools who served as respondents in the study. The data gathered were statistically treated using weighted mean, t-test, frequency count and ranking. The study generated the following findings: (1). The MAPEH program was implemented to a high extent in terms of the program’s objectives, curriculum, learning resources, teachers’ qualification, and competency, administrative support, funding, and community partnership. (2). There was no significant difference between the assessment of the two groups of respondents in the implementation of MAPEH program in terms of the aforementioned aspects. (3) The top five challenges encountered by the two groups of respondents in the implementation of the MAPEH program were: a) Fund for MAPEH program is not enough to finance its needs, b) Facilities for Music, Arts, P.E. and Health Education are not adequate c) Not all MAPEH teachers are competent in teaching all the components of the subject, d) Students’ engagement in MAPEH activities was limited in this pandemic time and e) Online instruction for MAPEH activities was difficult to carry out. (4) An action plan was proposed based on the result of the study.</p> Malvin Quiles Dulay Copyright (c) 2022 Malvin Dulay https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/384 Fri, 13 May 2022 03:58:24 +0000 Trend Analysis in Sales Forecasting and Decision Support Systems AHP Method on the Selection of Types of Motorcycles PT. AHM http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/379 <p>During the current Covid-19 pandemic, it has a direct impact on decreasing motorcycle sales at PT. Astra Honda Motor in large enough numbers, resulting in losses for the company. This study aims to analyze the forecasting of motorcycle sales in the future and supported by a decision support system in selecting the type of motorbike that consumers are most interested in. The method used in this research is the Trend method and the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. The results of this study are based on the mean square error analysis, sales forecasting method at PT. Astra uses exponential trend analysis. The results of forecasting sales for the next 2 periods using the exponential trend analysis method are 2,715,032 units and 2,671,937 units, the sales levels tend to be the same as sales in the 2020 period. Meanwhile, the results of the decision support system analysis use the Analytical Hierarchy Process method (AHP), in choosing the type of motorbike that consumers are most interested in is an automatic motorbike at 0.63 with the preferred alternative is the fuel consumption aspect of 0.36.</p> Akhsanul Fikri, Metty Mustikasari Copyright (c) 2022 Akhsanul Fikri Akhsanul Fikri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/379 Fri, 13 May 2022 05:56:08 +0000 A Review of the Knowledge Base for the Communication Skills of Educa-tional Administrators http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/435 <p>Few studies dwell on the communication skills of educational administrators. Most of the research results yielded from credible international indexing sites focus more on educational management style, supervision, and administration; thus, the difficulty to survey a bigger scope for this field of interest. Still, this study examined various studies which concentrate on interpersonal skills or communication skills of educational administrators, leaders, and principals. Twenty research articles selected around the globe completed from 2010 to 2021 were utilized in this review. Quantitative analysis of the research findings provided evidence of the relevance of these skills to becoming effective educational administrators. The selected articles reveal that this field of interest is more prevalent in the Philippines and Nigeria. Most researchers utilized the descriptive survey method. Various questionnaires were used, but the instruments Principal's Communication Style Questionnaire and the organizational climate description were most frequently used. Finally, this review reveals that common research structure revolves around the correlation between the educational administrators’ communication skills and styles and the organization and teachers.</p> Abigail C. Gomez Copyright (c) 2022 Abigail C. Gomez https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/435 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:02:37 +0000 Teacher Education Students’ Preferred Learning Styles in the New Normal: Basis for Enhancing Pedagogies http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/378 <p>The students’ preferred learning style is a very important part of the teaching and learning process.&nbsp; In selecting the most appropriate pedagogy to teach a lesson, the diversity of learners must be taken into serious consideration.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The study examined the preferred learning styles of teacher educations students in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, Philippines during the time of the Covid 19 pandemic.&nbsp;&nbsp; A survey was conducted among 282 college students taking education course.&nbsp; Descriptive research design was used to analyze the data gathered during the investigation.&nbsp;&nbsp; Results showed that both male (WM=3.06) and female (WM=3.11) teacher education students scored highest on the visual learning style meaning they learn best when shown instructional materials in the form of pictures and videos.&nbsp; However, it was also revealed that female students learn better in terms of visual style as compared to their male counterpart.&nbsp; Hence, it is recommended that college instructors and professors consider and take a look at the teacher education students’ preferred learning styles when crafting teaching strategies for their students even in remote learning in the time of pandemic.</p> Ma. Rosario M. Quejado, Reynald Alfred A. Recede, Rosario B. Carnecer Copyright (c) 2022 REYNALD ALFRED RECEDE https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/378 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:19:53 +0000 Unveiling the Experiences of Young ESL Educators in an Open Admission Academe http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/436 <p>Many people consider teaching a noble profession. Teachers enter the education profession and are attracted to teaching as a career because of what they view as the role of the teacher. Also, teachers find their professions very rewarding. However, educators, specifically those who are new in the profession, encounter challenges too. This study seeks to understand the lived experiences of young college teachers handling English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in an open admission academe. In this study, a qualitative-phenomenological inquiry is employed. Seven young faculty members aged 20-25 years old with less than five years of teaching experience share their rewarding experiences, challenges, and hopes with ESL education in open admission academe. Triangulation is used in this study through three data-gathering and verification modes: in-depth interview, focus group discussion, and checklist. The experiences of the participants show that they have love for the profession, that they see teaching as a rewarding profession, and that disconnect still exists between teaching and their prior training. The participants also shared their stories on student learning and their experiences with the preparation programs and some practical elements in teaching. Participants also expressed that they too experience burdensome workload, stress, and burnout. It has been concluded that these faculty participants view their teaching career as fulfilling, challenging, and life-changing.</p> Maico Demi B. Aperocho, Jennifer S. Payot Copyright (c) 2022 Maico Demi B. Aperocho, Jennifer S. Payot https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/436 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:24:31 +0000 The Influence of Accounting Information System on the Organizational Performance Among SMEs in Tagum City http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/437 <p>Accounting Information System serves as a mechanism for enhancing better organizational performance. The study intends to determine the influence of accounting information systems on the organizational performance among SMEs in Tagum City by evaluating the level of accounting information systems in terms of system quality, information quality, and system threats, and the level of organizational performance in terms of organizational efficiency, cost reduction, and quality of decision making of the small-medium enterprises in Tagum City. Also, it aims to determine the significant relationship between the accounting information system and the organizational performance of SMEs.</p> <p>A quantitative and descriptive-correlational method is used, through the adapted survey questionnaires where 240 SMEs in Tagum City responded. The results were tested at a 0.05 level of significance. System quality and information quality have the highest level (4.37 mean, 0.386 SD), and (4.35 mean, 0.392 SD). System threat has a low level (2.40 mean, 0.426 SD). Cost reduction, quality of decision-making, and organizational efficiency have a very high level (4.47 mean, 0.424 SD; 4.41 mean, 0.393 SD; 4.38 mean, 0.389 SD). The results revealed that accounting information system versus organizational performance yields an R-value of 0.709, which means significant. The outcome is due to the p-value of 0.000, lower than 0.05 levels of significance. It led to the decision that the null hypothesis, which stated no significant relationship between accounting information systems and organizational performance, was rejected. Therefore, the correlation result exemplifies that the accounting information system on SMEs organizational performance in Tagum City is very high.</p> Chrisha P. Burgos, Irish S. Namoc, Jasmeren P. Padilla, Joe Mari N. Flores Copyright (c) 2022 JOE MARI N. FLORES https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/437 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:27:25 +0000 Portrait of Outstanding Alumnae: Basis for Career Guidance Program http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/417 <p>The study aims to describe how the graduates from a state university and college in Region III, Philippines excel in their chosen careers. The findings of the study can be a source of model or inspiration to the students as well basis for career guidance program which can be used to further equipped students in their field of work. Specifically, it sought to find the contributory factors to be outstanding in chosen field; what are challenges and success that the alumnae experienced as students and employees; and how do the alumnae engage with the community. The study used descriptive phenomenology.In choosing the participants, purposive sampling was utilized. From the set criteria in choosing the participants, 11 were identified. The study used open-ended questionnaire. It was found out that to be outstanding, trainings, learnings, and values are necessary; however challenges will be there like of low self-esteem, poverty, losing a loved one, expectations and self-doubt. But the fruits of it is sweeter, such as winning, passing and top notching licensure examinations, receiving awards/recognitions, being promoted, and owning a business. But being outstanding must be shared by doing volunteer works to the community, helping the poor, and inspiring others. Based on the findings of the study, inclusion of being employable and being serviceable in the career guidance program is suggested. Further, invitations of successful alumnae will be a great motivation to the students. And further conduct of the study may be done to have a comprehensive description of an outstanding graduate of a different or wide locale.</p> Alberto G. Gamboa, Jerame N. Gamboa, Plato B. Mercado, Criselda G. Nicdao, Joan N. Puebla Copyright (c) 2022 JERAME GAMBOA https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/417 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:34:35 +0000 Investment In Spreading Criminal Law for Rural Indigenous Communities http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/408 <p>This study discusses the understanding and dissemination of legal awareness in society, especially criminal law in social life. The author believes that early prevention efforts to minimize unlawful acts are indispensable in every context of legal socialization events. By socializing the law, all citizens aim to create a just and prosperous, safe and prosperous society free from crime, security disturbances, and anarchy. The better the socialization of criminal law, the easier it will be for the community to be invited to achieve independence in order to increase legal awareness. This socialization is the responsibility of all parties, especially the academic community and state apparatus, to guide citizens, especially indigenous peoples in remote parts of the country, to produce peaceful, capable, disciplined, responsible, and courageous citizens who are honest in life. This study also hopes that narrative narratives and academic thoughts on criminal law in indigenous peoples become ceremonial events. Law must be a life-giving culture, especially for indigenous peoples, to be a good example for other communities. Condor has been studied in several legal publications and other sources we have reviewed to answer the most valid research questions. This is also to ensure the data review process runs smoothly and responsibly.</p> Sarles Gultom, Sepriandison Saragih Copyright (c) 2022 Sepriandison Saragih, Sarles Gultom https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/408 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:45:27 +0000 The Role of MSMEs, Infrastructure and Cooperatives on DKI Jakarta Eco-nomic Growth http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/393 <p>MSMEs, infrastructure and cooperatives were the determining factors for economic growth. Good and stable economic growth would have an impact on people's welfare. Economic growth was a process not an economic picture at a dynamic time of an economy. This study aimedd to describe the influence of MSMEs on economic growth, describe the influence of infrastructure on economic growth, describe the effect of cooperatives on economic growth and described MSMEs, Infrastructure and cooperatives on the economic growth of DKI Jakarta. The method used is a quantitative method. The data was taken from the national statistical center for the period 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The data was processed using SPSS 21. Prerequisite tests include normality test, homoenity test and heteroscedasticity test. Hypothesis testing includes t test, F test and coefficient of determination. The results showed that MSMEs had an effect on economic growth, Infrastructure had an effect on economic growth, cooperatives had an effect on economic growth and MSMEs, infrastructure, cooperatives had a simultaneous effect on economic growth in DKI.The implication of the result was Expansion of job opportunities and employment. Formation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Provision of safety nets, especially for low-income people to carry out productive economic activities.</p> Ria Susanti Johan, Musa Hubeis, Karno Copyright (c) 2022 Ria Susanti Johan https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/393 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:48:21 +0000 Entrepreneurial Attitude and Intention of ABM Senior High School Learners http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/407 <p>Due to the global health crisis, many people lost their jobs or had to accept lower compensation. To mitigate the economic constraints caused by the pandemic, people pursued entrepreneurship to help meet their basic needs. However, to become successful in the field of entrepreneurship, one must possess a high level of entrepreneurial attitude and intention. Although a considerable study had been conducted to assess the level of entrepreneurial attitude and intention, its Senior High School (SHS) level implementation had only received far less attention. Likewise, a dearth of literature assesses the level of entrepreneurial attitude and intention among Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) SHS learners. Hence, this study was conducted to determine the level of entrepreneurial attitude and intentions of the Grade 12 ABM SHS learners. The study utilized a descriptive correlational research design. A total of 58 ABM SHS learners from NDMU-IBED, Philippines, were purposively chosen as the respondents of the study. Results revealed that the learners have a high entrepreneurial attitude and intention. Further, Spearman's correlation revealed that there was a statistically significant moderate positive correlation (p&lt;0.05) between the two variables. These indicate that learners have a high attitude toward becoming an entrepreneur and desire to put up or start their businesses. More so, ABM SHS learners' entrepreneurial attitude can be used as a predictor of their entrepreneurial intention.</p> Junar S. Cano, Haelen Kie Caro , Andreana Paulene Chioco, Roy Angelo Fusingan, Katrenna Andrea Matulac, Zillah Jayne Sabio , Carlos Gaygay, Ryzel Vonn D. Pat-i Copyright (c) 2022 Junar Cano, Haelen Kie Caro , Andreana Paulene Chioco, Roy Angelo Fusingan, Katrenna Andrea Matulac, Zillah Jayne Sabio , Carlos Gaygay https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/407 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:52:28 +0000 I Survived: Academic Life of Junior High School Learners in Online Distance Learning http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/414 <p>The study aims to describe the academic life of the junior high school learners in online distance learning. Further, the study aims to know the challenges and ways to adapt in the online learning modality. Specifically, it sought to answer how are the junior high school learners described in terms of enrollment, cohort survival, drop-out rate, promotion rate, available resources, and source of internet connectivity; and what are the practices of the junior high school learners in adapting to online distance learning in terms of time management, study habits, comprehending the lessons, attending synchronous classes, and completing the requirements. The study utilized mixed methods research design, specifically a sequential-explanatory. Documentary records were utilized in the conduct of the study. A questionnaire was administered to 931 students from Grades 7- 10 students of a state university in Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines. After which, a focused group discussion through virtual meeting was conducted to the 22 student-leaders. It was found out that despite of the various lockdowns and continuous threat of the COVID-19, online education modality had allowed education be served to the learners. With various practices on how to adapt with the “new normal”, learners were able to be deal with the online set-up. Challenges are still present and remain to be unavoidable but continuous interventions are being done to assure that quality, equitable, and accessible high school education is served. However, it is suggested to further improve the conduct of the online classes; concepts that were of challenge to the students should be address in the reopening of schools; intervention for the students’ social aspects should be taken into consideration; and continuous support must be given to the learners as well as to the teachers.</p> Jerame N. Gamboa Copyright (c) 2022 JERAME GAMBOA https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/414 Fri, 13 May 2022 06:55:37 +0000 Institutional Sustainability of Local Colleges and Universities (LCUs) in Region: an Evaluation http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/398 <p>The study aims to have a comprehensive assessment of the institutional sustainability of the Local Colleges and Universities (LCUs) in Region III. The focus of the evaluative study is on the areas of Governance and Management, Quality of Teaching and Learning, Quality of Professional Exposure, Research, and Creative Work, Support for Students, Relations with the Community, Teaching, and Student’s Involvement. 64 respondents for this study evaluated their institutions using the CHEd ISA Tool and the Unit based Sustainability Assessment Tool. Documentary materials and unstructured interview were also utilized to supplement the data gathered through the assessment tools. It was found out that the LCUs in Region III for the Academic Year 2013-2014 are very sustainable. The number of years of operations of the LCUs in Region III does not affect the institutional sustainability assessment in the key results area of Governance and Management, Quality of Teaching and Learning, Quality of Professional Exposure, Research, and Creative Work, &nbsp;Relations with the Community,&nbsp; (USAT) Curriculum, Teaching Approach, Research and Scholarship Activities,&nbsp; Community Engagement, Examination (Assessment) of Sustainability Topics,&nbsp; and Staff Expertise and Willingness to Participate. On the other hand, the number of years of operations of the LCUs in Region affects the institutional sustainability assessment in the key result area of Support for Students and Student’s Involvement. That is why the Administrators have plans and strategies that have thought to strengthen the institution’s commitment to sustainability.</p> Alberto G. Gamboa Copyright (c) 2022 Alberto Gamboa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/398 Fri, 13 May 2022 07:22:00 +0000 Readiness, Access, Challenges, and Efficiency in using Flexible Mode of Learning: Inputs for Instructional Management Plan http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/377 <p>The objective of the study is to determine the readiness, access, challenges, and efficiency in using the Flexible Mode of Learning among the faculty members and students of the College of Engineering in a Higher Education Institution in the academic year of 2020-2021. The study used a descriptive research design, constructed, and submitted for validation the survey questionnaires, and distributed google forms. and utilized mixed methods of research. The results of the study show that in terms of readiness, most of the faculty members attended the training webinars on a flexible mode of learning; spent more time attending the webinars; few have sufficient resources, but the majority are technically capable and prefer the blended learning modality. While the student-respondents, more than half of the respondents did not attend the training webinars, and minimal time was spent, the majority have sufficient resources, are technically capable, and preferred the blended learning modality. In terms of access, both faculty members and students use Wi-Fi connection and use devices like the combination of computers and smartphone/tablet; but differ in the time spent per day and per week on blended learning. The faculty members and students perceived that the level of efficiency of the flexible mode of learning implementation is moderately efficient. The challenges encountered by faculty members were the attitude of their students towards their subjects while the students are on their preparedness on the subjects, physical environment, financial and poor internet connection. The researchers proposed an instructional management plan based on the results of the study.</p> Cecilia A. Geronimo, Audie L. Geronimo, Sarah M. Faustino Copyright (c) 2022 Cecilia A. Geronimo, Audie L. Geronimo, Sarah M. Faustino https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/377 Sat, 14 May 2022 21:56:16 +0000 Teachers' Perception of Instructional Technology Application and Integration Competence to the Teaching-Learning Process http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/440 <p>Teachers' instructional technology competence is necessary for this information age. With this, teachers need to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills, and competence to apply instructional technologies to deliver the teaching-learning process. This study investigated the teachers’ perception of instructional technology application and integration competence in the teaching-learning process of a selected high school in Candaba, Pampanga, Philippines. This study used descriptive survey research wherein&nbsp;19 high school teachers participated voluntarily. The researchers also prepared and validated a questionnaire specifically for this study. Data analysis includes the following statistical treatments like frequency, percentage, mean, and Chi-Square. Results of the study showed that the ICT competence of the teachers is on the average level. All the selected teachers integrated technology into teaching. They were highly competent in using MS Word and MS PowerPoint and, on average competent in MS Excel and the Internet. In addition, teachers also encountered problems in using ICT in teaching. Furthermore, teachers perceived that technology in teaching significantly impacts students' learning. It made the students interested and focused, enhanced their teaching activities, and helped them deliver the lesson/s effectively. The study recommended that teachers have training on ICT to equip them with the knowledge and skills to use new programs/applications. The administration should also design a long-term plan for ICT and continue encouraging and training teachers to integrate ICT into teaching.</p> Corazon C. Abulencia, Patrick Hamilcar B. Ampo, Faye M. Gonzales, Selangan E. Hyldgaard, Mariver C. Mangulabnan, Erlinda F. Leva, Maria Regina Pizarra, Eric D. S. Victoria, Ma. Victoria C. Vivo Copyright (c) 2022 Corazon C. Abulencia, Patrick Hamilcar B. Ampo, Faye M. Gonzales, Selangan E. Hyldgaard, Mariver C. Mangulabnan, Erlinda F. Leva, Maria Regina Pizarra, Eric D. S. Victoria, Ma. Victoria C. Vivo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/440 Sat, 14 May 2022 21:58:14 +0000 Career Decisions and Dilemmas of Senior High School Students in Disadvantaged Schools: Towards the Development of A Proposed Career Guid-ance Program http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/392 <p>Choosing a career path is one of the most significant decision an individual will make. This quantitative research utilizing both comparative and correlational approaches aimed to assess and describe the career decisions and dilemmas of senior high school students in disadvantaged schools. Respondents in this study were 831 Grade 11 students from four schools who shared a common characteristic. Results show that respondents are aware of the need to make career decisions, there are significant differences between the assessment of the respondents in terms of awareness on the need to make career decisions when grouped according to age and sex. In terms of career decision-making, the respondents have high perceptions; there are significant differences between the assessment of the respondents in terms of their perception on career decision-making when grouped according to age and sex: there is a significant relationship between the respondents' awareness of the need to make career decisions and their career decision-making. And a career guidance program is essential to guide students on their career decisions. The respondents are also aware on the dilemmas they are facing in terms of decision-making. Career decision making has a well-defined influence on a student's future. Thus, parents and the career guidance counselor should continue informing and guiding the students about the significance of choosing a career path.</p> Joan N. Puebla Copyright (c) 2022 Joan N. Puebla https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/392 Sat, 14 May 2022 21:59:21 +0000 The Nature and Correlates of Pandemic/Lockdown Fatigue: A Cross-Sectional Explanatory Study http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/373 <p>Lockdown fatigue due to the pandemic transpires when individuals are asked to make behavior changes over a long period of time. This experience is considered to be difficult than short-term changes. Similar to any other deviations in lifestyles, people can follow the new rules for a short period of time. Teachers and personnel in the academe were not exempted from this dilemma. Researches revealed that pandemic fatigue significantly affects the teacher’s psychological well-being. Results showed that in terms of the definite work, due to the online distance learning format, teachers experience struggle with technological concerns and issues during their online teaching which leads to the feeling that the work duty is increasingly difficult and the work pressure is ever-increasing. Teachers during the pandemic felt very exhausted of all the webinars, writing modules and checking outputs both online and offline. Fatigue connected with COVID-19 can have implications on teachers’ capacities to teach efficiently and deliver emotional support for students. In spite of the difficulty and disturbances, strategic and goal-oriented teaching must still continue. Future researchers may focus on respondents specifically those who currently have a full-time work as a teacher and simultaneously work as a full-time mother teaching their own children.</p> Monette G. Pekas, Reynald Alfred A. Recede, Mark A. Castro, Mona P. Dela Cruz Copyright (c) 2022 MONETTE PEKAS, REYNALD ALFRED RECEDE, MARK CASTRO, MONA DELA CRUZ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/373 Sat, 14 May 2022 22:27:17 +0000 Relationship Between Organizational Commitment Dimensions and Job Satisfaction: The Case of Employees of Sorsogon State College Bulan Cam-pus http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/446 <p>This study assessed the level of organizational commitment in terms of affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment as well as the job satisfaction of employees of Sorsogon State College Bulan Campus (SSC-BC) to test if there is significant relationship among these variables. Descriptive correlational method of research was used. For this purpose, survey questionnaires were used to facilitate the survey. Out of the total 49 workforce, only 40 employees of SSC-BC were considered as the respondents. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. Weighted mean was used for the purpose of summarizing, interpreting and identifying the trends and patterns of the data gathered from the survey. Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation was employed to establish the relationship between the organizational commitment of the respondents and their job satisfaction while linear regression was utilized to determine the magnitude of the relationship of the organizational commitment dimensions and the job satisfaction of the employees. Results of the survey revealed that employees of Sorsogon State College Bulan Campus were highly committed to their institution which emanates from the level of their affective and normative commitment and less from their continuance commitment. It was concluded that that faculty members and non-teaching personnel of the College have high level of job satisfaction which appeared to derive from the kind of relationship they have with their co-workers and supervisors, from College and from the work itself. Finally, the extent of employees’ affective, continuance and normative commitment have a significant and positive relationship to the level of their job satisfaction and that the level of normative commitment was found to be a predictor of level of job satisfaction of SSC-BC employees.</p> Michael B. Bongalonta Copyright (c) 2022 MICHAEL BONGALONTA https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/446 Wed, 18 May 2022 22:04:49 +0000 Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and The Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) System in State Universities and Colleges (SUCS) in Bicol, Philippines http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/447 <p>This study examined the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment among SUC faculty members and their perception of the PBB system. It also explored the underlying issues in the PBB system and how it could be improved. Mixed design method of research was used. It was found that the faculty members’ perception of the PBB system directly affects their job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Addressing issues in the PBB system becomes urgent given the prevailing wariness and lack of confidence among faculty members towards the way the PBB system is being implemented.&nbsp;</p> Michael B. Bongalonta, Michelle M. Bongalonta Copyright (c) 2022 MICHAEL BONGALONTA https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/447 Wed, 18 May 2022 22:09:27 +0000 Job Satisfaction of Faculty Members of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Bicol, Philippines http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/448 <p>This study determined the demographic profile of faculty members of State Universities and Colleges in Bicol, Philippines and assessed their job satisfaction. This also aimed to test if there is significant difference in the extent of the job satisfaction of faculty members with respect to their demographic profile when grouped according to gender, age, length of service, status of appointment and educational attainment. Descriptive method of researcher was utilized to realize the objectives of this study. Data were collected through the use of a modified survey questionnaire which was tested for validation and reliability using Cronbach’s value. To facilitate the analyses and interpretations of the data gathered, descriptive statistics (frequency count, ranking and percentage technique) and inferential statistics (one-way ANOVA) were used and made easier through the aid of the Statistical Packages for the Social Science (SPSS). As a result, it was concluded that State Universities and Colleges in the Province of Bicol Philippines (SUCs) are equally represented with new and senior faculty members in terms of number of years in service who have met and complied with the academic requirements of the Civil Service Commission and that most of them are permanent and with security of tenure in the College or University where they are in. Bicol SUC faculty members are highly satisfied with their job and it was found out that the extent of overall job satisfaction of the faculty members in Bicol SUCs does not differ with respect to their demographic profile.</p> Michael B. Bongalonta Copyright (c) 2022 MICHAEL BONGALONTA https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/448 Wed, 18 May 2022 22:25:34 +0000 Java-Sunda Students’ Appreciation on The Learning of Rejang Language as A Local Subject in Elementary Schools, North Bengkulu http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/297 <p>This study is about the appreciation of students of SD Negeri 158 Air Baus, a transmigration area which is dominated by Javanese and Sundanese people, towards learning Bahasa Rejang as the original language and oldest ethnic group in Bengkulu province. In North Bengkulu district, Rejang language is a compulsory subject as an effort of the government to preserve the culture and language. Considering the facts that Rejang is in the category of nearly went extinct language and rarely used by today's youth. This research uses qualitative ethnographic methods. The findings of this study are 1) Students from Javanese-Sundanese ethnic group, on average, find that Rejang language is difficult to learn, especially when learning to pronounce and understand it, 2) Students learn the local subject of Rejang language through reading, writing, singing, imitating the teacher, listening and practicing independently, 3) The materials studied are KaGaNga script, counting, reading stories, types of animals, types of plants, types of objects and others, 4) Students also have a problem learning Rejang script because the letter symbols used are very different with daily grammar.</p> Salati Asmahasanah, Zulela, Arita Marini, Mohamad Syarif Sumantri Copyright (c) 2022 Salati Asmahasanah https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://ijmaberjournal.org/index.php/ijmaber/article/view/297 Thu, 19 May 2022 14:40:04 +0000