Self-concept and social mobility of female faculty in higher education institution

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Glenda Morcilla Dimaano


Self-concept is one of the keys in a person’s social mobility. It will help him either to succeed or fail. This study determined the self-concept and the social mobility of the female faculty at Batangas State University JPLPC-Malvar, Philippines. Respectively, it dealt with the following: the respondents’ profile in terms of status of employment, department and number of years in service, and their awareness on their self-concept and social mobility. This study also sought the significant relationship between their profile and their social mobility which served as basis for recommendations in enhancing the self-awareness of female faculty members. The data used in the study were obtained from the standardized questionnaire and a researcher-made questionnaire that were validated by a pool of experts. The results of the computation and analysis of data revealed the computed mean in each parameter and the relationship of the variables mentioned. The results exposed that the female faculty members have a slightly high (x̄=3.10) self-concept. Results also revealed most of the respondents are contractual faculty, belonged to CABEIHM Department and have been teaching for about 5 years and below. Using the Chi-square as statistical tool, it was shown that status of employment, department, and number of years in service had significant relationship with the respondents’ assessment of their social mobility. The aforementioned findings prompted the researcher to recommend a seminar workshop for the female faculty members to enhance their self-awareness that can help them to perform their job well. Also, the results suggest programs for the Gender and Awareness focusing on women empowerment.


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