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LEXICAL DIVERSITY AND DENSITY OF CAMPUS NEWS AND OPINION ARTICLES


Year Completed: May 2018
Author: Raniel E. Perez
Date / Time Uploaded: 09/05/2018 04:03:06 pm
ID No: 197

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PEREZ, RANIEL E. LEXICAL DIVERSITY AND DENSITY OF CAMPUS NEWS AND OPINION ARTICLES. Unpublished Thesis, Sacred Heart College, Lucena City. May 2018 (Raquel R. Sena, Ph.D., Thesis Adviser).

Lexical diversity and density are terms which refer to means of measuring or gauging the lexical richness of texts. Lexical Diversity is the ratio of how many different kind of words are there relative to the total number of words (Johansson, 2008). Lexical Density, on the other hand, is the proportion of the lexical items to all words in a given text (Ure, 1971; Halliday 1985 as cited in To, 2013). Thus, they are the main focus of this study.

This study sought the following: First, the availabe lexical features in the lead and body of the selected  news and opinion articles from the selected student publications of the Schools Division of Lucena City. Second, the indices of lexical diversity in the lead and body of the selected news and opinion articles from the Schools Division of Lucena City. Third, the indices of lexical density in the lead and body of the selected news and opinion articles from the Schools Division of Lucena City. Lastly, the typology for writing campus news and opinion articles that was devised based on the result of the study.

This study analyzed both lexical diversity and density of campus news and opinion articles in the public secondary schools in Schools Division of Lucena City. Lexical diversity was obtained using Text Inspector, while lexical density was obtained using Analyze My Writing.

After a thorough analysis of the data, findings of the study revealed that straight news articles are both lexically diverse and dense, on the other hand, others, such as news feature, editorial, and column, even though they are lexically diverse, they are not lexically dense.

Even though the articles made use of many different words with few repetition, if there is none, they used mostly grammatical items, which in fact do not have any lexical function, other than purely in terms of grammar (Nguyen & Nguyen, n.d.).

This study was able to help in developing a typology in writing campus news and opinion articles which is a helpful tool for campus journalist, campus paper advisers, and teachers of English for Specific Purposes.

Keywords: campus news and opinion article, grammatical item, lexical density, lexical diversity, lexical items

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ADVERSITY QUOTIENT AND TEACHERSí PERFORMANCE OF ISABANG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS


Year Completed: May 2018
Author: Zyra Catherine R. Morales
Date / Time Uploaded: 08/28/2018 09:52:51 am
ID No: 172

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MORALES, ZYRA CATHERINE R ADVERSITY QUOTIENT AND TEACHERSí PERFORMANCE OF ISABANG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS. Unpublished Masterís Thesis. Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, May 2018 (Maria Zorayda A. Torres, Ph.D, Thesis Adviser).

This study aimed to determine and correlate the Adversity Quotient (AQ) and teachersí performance of Isabang Elemenetary School Teachers. AQ was measured in terms of the four dimensions of control, ownership, reach and endurance. Meanwhile, teaching performance was assessed using the Individual Performance and Commitment Form (IPCRF) in terms of the four Key Result Areas (KRAs), namely: teaching and learning process, student outcomes, community involvement, and professional growth and development. The study employed descriptive-survey, descriptive-evaluative and descriptive-correlational research designs. The respondents were the 36 teachers who were purposively selected. Data were gathered through survey using the IPCRF and the AQ Quick Take developed by Stoltz (2014) which was downloaded from Scott Addis website. Thereafter, the data were analyzed using frequency-percentage, weighted arithmetic mean (WAM), analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Pearson r.    

            Results of the study revealed that the female respondents outnumbered the male respondents. Majority belong to the 30-39 years old bracket, have masterís units and have rendered two to five years of service, six to 10 years of service and 21 years and above. In addition, majority of the respondentsí overall AQ were classified as Moderate. They have very satisfactory job performance despite the different adversities they encounter every day. It was also found that there is no significant relationship between AQ and performance of the respondents. This implies that the AQ of the teachers does not affect their performance. Further, there is no significant difference between AQ when grouped according to age except for Ownership dimension. There is a significant difference between AQ when grouped according to sex, educational background and years of service.

Based on the findings and conclusions derived from the study, the following recommendations are offered for teachers to be aware of their AQ in order to improve their resiliency that would lead them to increase their capacity to accept challenges, setbacks and other future adverse situations. They also need to focus on their main problem and try to fix it with a positive attitude for easier solution. For school administrators, utilization and implementation of the proposed teacher training program on difficulty handling to achieve marked improvement in the overall performance of the school is highly recommended. Likewise, they need to get down to the details of teachersí AQ so as to guide them in handling challenging school situations. For future researchers, they may conduct parallel studies on AQ particularly an experimental study on improving oneís adversity level and they have to pilot test and validate the proposed Teacher Training Program.

Keywords:Adversity Quotient, teachersí performance, training program

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ARE TWO HEADS BETTER THAN ONE? DYAD PEDAGOGY IN TEACHING COLLEGE ALGEBRA


Year Completed: 2010
Author: HARBY S. NANAD, MAT
Date / Time Uploaded: 01/18/2017 01:51:43 pm
ID No: 22

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FACTORS AFFECTING INTERMEDIATE PUPILSí DROPOUT IN DALAHICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: BASIS FOR THE DROPOUT PREVENTION PROGRAM


Year Completed: May 2018
Author: Krenzy Carmina P. De Castro
Date / Time Uploaded: 06/02/2018 11:50:57 am
ID No: 129

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DE CASTRO, KRENZY CARMINA PACALDA. FACTORS AFFECTING INTERMEDIATE PUPILSí DROPOUT IN DALAHICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: BASIS FOR THE DROPOUT PREVENTION PROGRAM. Unpublished Masterís Thesis, Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, May 2018 (Dr. Juanito A. Merle, Thesis Adviser).

            This study aimed to identify the factors affecting intermediate pupilsí dropout in Dalahican Elementary School in terms of individual factor, schoolís physical environment, social environment, community influence, and orientation and economic condition of the family.

            Mixed method of research was utilized in this study. It was a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches. This study utilized descriptive survey to identify the factors affecting intermediate pupilsí dropout. The researcher qualified the data gathered and conducted interviews to identify the factors that influenced the respondents to leave the school.

            Based on the gathered data, the following are the researcherís findings: (1) in terms of individual factor, the respondents revealed that they are less likely to attend classes due to the following reasons: they always got sick (these ailments are identified as fever, headache, toothache, asthma, cough, stomachache, etc.), they got low scores in quizzes and tests, they found it hard to understand their lessons, and they became lazy in studying their lesson and studying was not their interest; (2) in terms of schoolís physical environment, the respondents revealed that they became habitual absentees due to the following: the surrounding of the school is too noisy because of the vehicles passing by and that some of their chairs and tables are broken; (3) when it comes to Social Environment, the respondents revealed that the following reasons hinder them to complete a school year: they got bullied by their classmates and they got troubled, and they had hardworking and intelligent classmates and felt that they are being left behind; (4) on the community influence, the respondents agreed that they took a long walk in going to school from their house, there were many distractions in the community that they gave too much attention rather than going to school, and they were influenced by their neighbors not to give importance to their education; and (5) in terms of orientation and economic condition of the family, the respondents agreed that they were less likely to go to school due to the following reasons: they helped their parents to earn a living, their parents did not have work and their parents were not able to provide the resources needed in school, their parentís income was enough to support only their basic needs and their parents could not send them to school regularly, and they took care of their younger siblings.

Based on the findings and conclusions, dropout prevention program is offered by the researcher to reduce the number of dropout in Dalahican Elementary School. Contained in this program are the areas of concern, specific objectives, strategies, time frame, resources, sources of fund and expected outcome to remedy the problem revealed in the study.

Keywords:Community Influence, Dropout Prevention Program, Individual Factor, Orientation and Economic Condition of the Family, Schoolís Physical Environment, Social Environment

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INSTRUCTIONAL CONSTRUCTS AFFECTING STUDENTSí MATHEMATICAL ABILITY: A FACTOR ANALYSIS


Year Completed: May 2018
Author: Mariflor B. Merle
Date / Time Uploaded: 06/04/2018 03:57:18 pm
ID No: 141

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MERLE, MARIFLOR BENEDICTO. INSTRUCTIONAL CONSTRUCTS AFFECTING STUDENTSí MATHEMATICAL ABILITY: A FACTOR ANALYSIS.  Unpublished Masterís Thesis. Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, May 2018 (Harby S. Nanad) Thesis Adviser.

            This study aimed to determine the significant relationship among studentís instructional constructs, teacherís instructional constructs and Mathematical ability of one hundred fifty-five Grade 10 students of St. Francis High School, Sariaya, Quezon.

            The descriptive-correlational research design using factor analysis was used to determine the interrelationships of instructional constructs. The studentsí instructional constructs were Studentís Learning Styles (SLS), Studentís Attitudes towards Mathematics (SAM) and Studentís Mathematical Ability (MA) in the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) while the teachersí instructional constructs were Teacherís Preparedness for Effective Instruction (TPEI) and Teacherís Classroom Engagement (TCE).

The five varied instruments that were used by the researcher in this study were Kolbís Learning Style Inventory Version 3, Studentsí Attitude Survey (SAS), Studentsí Mathematical Ability standard score in National Career Assessment Examination School Year 2016-2017, Studentís Evaluation of Teacherís Classroom Engagement and Studentís Evaluation of Teacherís Preparedness for Effective Instructions.

            Statistical Packages for Social Sciences or IBM SPSS version 23 (2013) licensed to the statistician of this study, frequency, percentage,  weighted arithmetic mean (WAM), Kaiser- Meyer-Olkin (KMO) used for checking the sample size adequacy and Communalities of Instructional constructs were used to analyze and interpret the Preliminary Analysis.

            In Factor Analysis, Varimax Rotation of Principal Component Analysis revealed that there were four (4) variables such as Teacherís Subject Command, Teacherís Teaching Aids, Teacherís Helping Attitude and Teacherís Time Sense that substantially and independently pointing on one factor, Teacher Instructional Construct that loads high because their WAM is at the higher level.

            The results showed that there is no significant relationship between Studentsí Instructional Construct and Mathematics Ability of students. Thus, three studentís attitude instructional constructs such as working collaboratively, working privately and use of technology load low because their WAM were at the lower level and directly influenced Mathematical Ability of Students.

             The output of the study that was based largely on the findings was a   Mathematics Intervention Program for Students (MIPS) that will address studentís needs to increase their Mathematical ability. Hence, it was recommended that students should be encouraged to participate actively in different Mathematics Intervention activities to improve their Mathematics Ability. In terms of the acceptability, appropriately and validity of the Mathematics Intervention Program, MIPS was highly acceptable.

Keywords: instructional constructs, factor analysis, Mathematics intervention program

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