WEB AND WEAVE: STUDENT RESEARCHES:Inner States or Problems Encountered by the Respondents in Mainstr

Relationship Between the Profile of the Respondents with their Values, problems, Needs and Social Adjustments

This part presents the correlation between the dependent and independent variables used in this study.

Along values or attributes, only the students’ membership to student organizations was found to be significantly correlated (r: -.299). This implies that the lesser is a respondent’s involvement to associations, the more intact his values are.

Along inner states or problems, age is found to be highly correlated (.309) at .01 level  of significance. This means that the older the respondent is, the more problems he encounters in his dealings in the academe.

Along behavior problems, two variables were found to have significant relationship; they are year level (r: -.359) and mother’s highest educational attainment (r:-.257). This implies that the younger the student, his behavioral problems seem to be more. This could be attributed to his inability to adjust yet to his new environment. The lower the mother’s educational attainment means the more behavioral problems that the respondents may encounter. This could be attributed to the fact that lowly educated mothers tend to ignore many adolescent-related problems, hence the students become belligerent.

On Needs motivated by desire for freedom, change, excitement and play, there appeared a significant relationship with mothers’ educational attainment ( r: .227).  This means that mothers who have high educational attainment are perceived to be obstacles of the respondents to seek autonomy, change, adventure, excitement as well as play.

Finally, the variable “miscellaneous needs” is significantly correlated with father’s highest educational attainment (r: .267). This means that fathers are considered by the respondents to be dominant personality in their scholastic activities, hence they do a lot of avoidance as well as subservience.


Based from the data gathered, analyzed and interpreted, the following major findings are hereby presented.

Socio-demographic Profile of the Respondents.

Almost one half ( f: 39) of the respondents are aged 18-20 while there are 32 students whose age fall under bracket 15-17 years. The rest ( f: 9) are above twenty years old.

There are more female respondents than males.

The respondents revealed that more than one half of them ( f: 45) graduated from private schools.

The much preferred course among the Abraenios is nursing or something related to Health profession followed by Business and Education.

Most of the respondents are first year students (f: 31) followed by the seniors (f: 20).

Many of the respondents revealed that they are predominantly Catholic (f:65) although Abra is a land-locked province.

Though many of them ( f:29) are not members to any student organization ( most likely this is accredited, not mandated,

Most of the respondents indicated that they only have P400 to P600 weekly allowance.

It is surprising to note that most of their father’s highest educational attainment as revealed by them is within college level (f:34). Others have reached high school education only ( f: 21) though many have enrolled themselves in the post graduate education (f: 12).

Just like their fathers, their mothers managed to acquire a high degree of education as divulged by the respondents. Many of them attended college education ( f: 26) and post graduate ( f: 14).

With the education at hand, still many of the respondents’ parents are tillers of land ( f: 33). However, many have employed themselves to more lucrative jobs in offices, and agencies (f: 25), probably utilizing and applying what they have learned.

Level of Socio-Cultural Values of the Respondents

The respondents rated their socio-cultural values and was found out to be “High” with the exemption of respectfulness which they rated to be “Very High.” 

    Thoughtfulness and helpfulness top the other socio-cultural values that the Abraenios hold dear.

Though all of them fall under the same “High” level, the least prioritized values include achievement orientation, sociability, intelligence and sensitiveness.

Inner States or Problems Encountered by the Respondents in Mainstream Ilokano Universities

The table reveals that the respondents ranked elation (X: 6.13) or their tendency to experience extreme happiness to be their foremost problem, followed by superego (X: 5.97) or the conscience or part of the dynamic personal system concerned of civilized control of behavior, irreality (X: 5.87) or the tendency to go wild and inability to control movements and self due to substance influence, defection ( X: 5.86) or the tendency to withdraw from a group, rejecting norms etc.  and ego, and pride  (X: 5.66) or the introjection of high standards and values for conduct and permanent expression of parental influence.

Miscellaneous, jealousy, conflict, emotional change and distrust are their least encountered problems.

The Needs Assessment of the Respondents

The first five needs along desire for power as craved and ranked by the respondents include dominance (X: 5.23), counteraction (X: 5.11), acquisition (X: 4.72), exposition (X: 4.68) and aggression (X: 4.67).

On the contrary, the last group of needs claimed by the Abraenio students anchored on power etc. are construction, recognition, understanding and achievement.

Along their needs motivated by affection, etc., sex ( X: 4.32) ranked number one followed by succorance (X: 3.52), nurturance (X: 3.48), defense (X: 2.47) and affiliation (2.28).

With regards to needs motivated by desire for freedom etc., play ( 3.18) or their ability to do things unrestricted, enjoy others’ company etc is ranked first, followed by autonomy (X: 2.95), excitement (2.77) and change (X: 2.75). 

With respect to miscellaneous needs, the respondents claimed passivity (X: 5.49) as their most immediate need. Rejection (X: 5.00) is ranked second followed by retention (X: 4.13) and abasement (X: 4.01).

The last four needs classified by them as least preferred needs along this portion include harm avoidance, blame avoidance, sentience and cognizance.