Factors Affecting College Enrolment of Cor Jesu College
for Academic Years 1992-2008
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Benedicto Norberto V. Aves, MA

The study mainly sought to determine factors affecting college enrolment of Cor Jesu College for academic year 1992-1993 to academic year 2008-2009. Specifically, it wanted to establish growth and levels of enrolment of the school as well as its income and tuition elasticities. The study proposed two models to explain the variation of college enrolment. The first model showed per capita income, college-bound population, tuition, academic programs and major course offerings as predictors of first semester enrolment. Data from the Nursing Department and Weekend College were excluded because of tuition differential. The second model used the same set of predictors as found in the first model except tuition in order to accommodate data on enrolment, academic programs and major courses from Nursing and Weekend College. Using the mean, the average first semester college enrolment was 1,784 students and its average annual growth was a negative 1.3 percent. The computed tuition elasticity was negative 0.89 and typical income elasticity was a negative figure. Using multiple regression analysis, the study found that per capita income and college-bound population were significant predictors of the first model and only academic program was the significant predictor of the second model.

Keywords: academic programs, enrolment factors, income and tuition elasticities
Too Much or Too Little Water: Adaptation Pathways of
Agusan Marsh Communities

Rosalinda C. Tomas, PhD, Jessie B. Manuta, PhD and
Virgilio G. dela Rosa, MS


The study was undertaken to explore what measures the communities need to undertake to reduce their vulnerabilities and increase their capacities in the face of changing climate regimes. Focus was on the adaptive pathways of the Agusan marsh communities, particularly populated with indigenous peoples. In the face of critical water needs in the marshlands and the local context, emerging long-term adaptive strategies of the communities include (1) developing appropriate infrastructures for resource provisioning that can withstand the seasonal fluctuations and changing climate regimes in the region, and (2) developing a garbage disposal or sanitation system that is appropriate for perennially flooded or permanently floating communities.

Keywords: adaptation, climate changes, marsh, vulnerabilities
Teachers’ Caring Behavior and Students’ General Achievement
Goal Orientation
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Jingle S. Navarez, MAEd

The study determined the significant relationship of teachers’ caring behavior and students’ general achievement goal orientation. The standardized instrument Teachers’ Caring Behavior Survey measured the caring behaviors that teachers manifest to students, while the survey of Students General Achievement Goal Orientation measured the educational goals of high school students. Results revealed that the level of the high school teachers’ caring behavior were rated moderate in terms of anxiety reduction, willingness to listen, rewarding good behavior, and appropriate use of criticism while only the category being a friend showed low rating. Students exhibited highly motivated goals in the categories mastery goal, performance goal, and social goal. Per year level analysis reveals insignificant difference on teachers’ caring behavior to students’ general achievement goal orientation.

Keywords: achievement, goal orientation, high school, teachers’ caring behavior