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Title

  • Main Title College Choice in the Philippines

Creator

  • Author: Tan, Christine Joy
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Newsom, Ronald W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Lawson, Michael S.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Fulton-Calkins, Patsy
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2009-05
  • Digitized: 2009-10-02

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This descriptive and correlational study examined the applicability of major U.S. college choice factors to Philippine high school seniors. A sample of 226 students from a private school in Manila completed the College Choice Survey for High School Seniors. Cronbach's alpha for the survey composite index was 0.933. The purposes of this nonexperimental, quantitative study were (1) to describe the relative importance of major college choice factors (as identified in U.S. research) to Philippine high school seniors, and (2) to determine whether there were statistically significant differences in the importance ascribed to these factors, according to students' demographic attributes. For all statistical analyses, SPSS 16.0 software was used. To address the first purpose, the mean and standard deviation were calculated for each college choice factor addressed in the survey. To address the second purpose, ANOVAs, Mann-Whitney U tests, and Kruskal-Wallis tests were run, in order to study the relationship between each of the major college choice factors and students' demographic attributes. This study found that all of the major U.S. college choice factors were important, to some degree, in the Philippine context. Other factors were added based on pilot studies. This study also found that some of the U.S.-literature-generated demographic choice attributes functioned similarly in the Philippine setting (e.g. academic ability, gender), while others did not (e.g. educational level of fathers and of mothers). Moreover, students' academic ability was the primary demographic attribute, accounting for statistically significant differences in assessment of the importance of college choice factors for most (12 out of 13) of the factors. The major U.S. college choice factors appear to be important to Philippine private high school students. Two choice attributes (academic ability, gender) appear to apply to private high school students in the Philippines, while the attributes of father's and mother's education levels do not appear to apply. Among Philippine private high school students, academic ability may account for differences in assessment of the importance of college choice factors. Using a survey method alone to study college choice is limiting. Future studies should utilize a variety of methods to collect data and should involve several schools.

Subject

  • Keyword: decision making
  • Keyword: College choice
  • Keyword: Philippines
  • Keyword: private high schools
  • Keyword: high school seniors
  • Keyword: college selection
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: College choice -- Philippines.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: High school seniors -- Philippines -- Manila.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Tan, Christine Joy
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 458275199
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3799125
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc9916

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Higher Education
  • Academic Department: Department of Counseling and Higher Education
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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