Research Abstracts

TITLE:

TWO- WAY ANALYSIS OF FORMS, FUNCTIONS AND MEANING IN SCHOOL MEMORANDA

AUTHORS:

Mr. Gary Garay (Faculty Research)

ABSTRACT:

This research was conceptualized to analyze the different characteristics of memorandum in terms of form and structure through Text Linguistics and meaning through Discourse Analysis. It is a document used for organizational communication that records observation on important events, a form of communication most commonly used in the academe. The length of a memorandum may vary according to the message it wants to impart ( Acheson, 2012). Text Linguistics studies the different means or systems of communication. Its main objective is to analyze and describe text grammars while discourse analysis is an analysis of any form of communication by considering meaning as it is handed down to readers. Findings revealed that the most commonly employed techniques used by crafters of memo are principle of reference and meaning reference. The former means that specific nature is signaled for retrieval while the latter constitutes idea to be retrieved. The research revealed that the crafters may completely know how to write memo because they just patterned it from their predecessors. The outcome of this study shall be utilized as basis for conducting enhancement and training programs both for the writers and readers of said memorandum.

Keywords:

accountancy, education, engineering, nursing, higher education, internal rate of return, labor migration, degree program, professional labor migration

 

 

TITLE:

An Approximation of the Internal Rate of Return of Investment in Selected Undergraduate Degree Programs (*CHED Research Project)

AUTHORS:

Dr. Editha A. Lupdag-Padama (Arellano University)
John Paolo R. Rivera (DLSU, Manila)
Rhory C. Fernandez-Go (Assumption College, Makati City)
Krista Danielle S. Yu (DLSU, Manila)
Francesca Dianne B. Solis (DLSU, Manila)
Rosanina A. Sayoc (DLSU, Manila)

ABSTRACT:

The situation of a typical Filipino household, overseas employment, and the culture of migration are deemed as determinants for investing in higher education such as in the specialized fields of accountancy, education science and teacher training, engineering, and nursing. We examine both local and international labor demand for accountants, teachers, engineers, and nurses as well as its underlying implications on the exodus of professionals. As such, the determination of the internal rate of return to investment is of crucial importance to households to fully maximize educational opportunities and for the government and other institutions to confront this globally-changing situation. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis, we compute for the internal rates of return of investment of the mentioned degree programs. Results have shown that the relatively high rates of return are incentives to practice profession abroad despite various delays.

Keywords:

accountancy, education, engineering, nursing, higher education, internal rate of return, labor migration, degree program, professional labor migration

 

 

TITLE:

The Literacy Program at Gawad Kalinga: Its Benefits to Student Volunteers

AUTHORS:

Dr. Rose R. Dedace
Dr. Eduardo O. Dela Cruz, Jr.
Editha L. Padama
Yolanda D. Paras

ABSTRACT:

This study sought to discover the benefits gained by nine (9) education student-volunteers (from Arellano University-Main Campus),who participated in the literacy program at Gawad Kalinga, Tatalon, Quezon City, from July, 2008 to February, 2009. The problems they encountered, as well as the solutions they recommended, were also looked into. From the findings, the researchers developed a conceptual framework that may be of help to would-be volunteers of outreach programs. The research was carried out qualitatively. Data were primarily taken from the reflection papers of nine(9) respondents. Interview was employed to verify the findings derived from the respondents’ replies as reflected in the questionnaire/ reflection papers. Replies were based on the experience they had as volunteers of the literacy program spearheaded by  the School of Education of Arellano University-Main. They were asked to handle classes of children who, because of financial constraints, do not attend formal schooling, Heinrich Anton de Bary’s “Symbiotic Relationship” served as the grounding of the study.

Keywords:

bayanihan, community development, community outreach, literacy program

 

TITLE:

The Spiritual Wellbeing among Cancer Survivors: A Journey through a Valley of Darkness

AUTHORS:

BGEN Marlene R Padua, AFP (Ret)
Dr. Remedios L. Fernandez

ABSTRACT:

In this grounded study, the social process explored is the experience of attaining wellbeing among cancer survivors. The main theme, “The Spiritual Wellbeing among Cancer Survivors: A Journey through a Valley of Darkness” bespeaks of a spirit-centric transformation among cancer survivors. Their pain and suffering induced a striving for higher integration to find balance. Spirituality emerged as a significant aspect among the participants. Realizing their physical limitations and mortality, they looked up to their faith. Their spirits rise from their ailing bodies. Connecting to God for strength and healing was a necessity for them to find relief. Communing with God/ Higher Being made their spirits stronger and alive. Thus spirit driven, they strived and struggled for development to become whole and transcend to a new concept of wellbeing. The cancer survivors went beyond their pain and suffering for higher integration and transcendence.

Keywords:

spiritual well-being, cancer survivor

 

TITLE:

Isolation and Determination of the Bioremediation Potential of Bunker Sludge Degrading Bacteria from Manila Bay

AUTHOR:

Eduardo M. Lorico

ABSTRACT:

Bunker sludge degrading microorganisms were isolated using enrichment culture technique from the polluted waters of Manila Bay. Water samples were inoculated using liquid mineral media (LAM). Isolates were tentatively identified as Xanthomonas sp.,Alcaligenes sp, Enterobacter sp. and Flavobacterium sp. Two parameters were tested evaluating the biodegradative abilities of individual isolates to degrade bunker sludge and the effect of chicken manure as added source of nitrates and phosphates. Results revealed no significant difference between pure and mixed cultures in ability to degrade

 

Microorganisms can be complimentary or competitive. Adding chicken manure resulted is a decreased ability to degrade bunker sludge. However, addition of chicken manure resulted in the highest biodegradation rate. This result can be attributed to exponential growth of microorganisms due to augmentation of necessary metabolites leading to cooperative catabolism of bunker sludge

Keywords:

isolation and determination, bioremediation potential, banker sludge, degrading bacteria

 

TITLE:

Hepatoprotective Activity of the Flavonoids from the Rind of Pomelo (Citrus grandis, Linn., Family Rutaceae) on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Liver Damage on Rats

AUTHOR:

Anthony Rios Marin

ABSTRACT:

This  study was conducted to determine the hepatoprotective activity of the flavonoids obtained from the rind of pomelo (Citrus grandis Linn.). Specifically the study aimed to determine the flavonoids present, its physical and chemical properties, toxicity levels, and pharmacological activity when compared with the commercially available Silymarin. The significant difference in the hepatoprotective activity of the flavonoids when orally and intra-peritoneally administered was also established.

Keywords:

Hepatoprotective activity of Flavonoids, Flavonoids from Rind of Pomelo, Hepatoprotective, Liver damage

 

TITLE:

A Proposed 5-year Strategic Plan for the Arellano University- College of Nursing SY 2012-2017

AUTHORS:

Armel B. Gonzalez

Emilie M. Lopez

ABSTRACT:

With the downtrend enrollment in nursing, increasing unemployment and retrogression issues abroad, the study aims to describe Arellano University in terms of its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as the basis in the formulation of the 5-year strategic plan. 

 

     The research framework is anchored on Daniel L. Stufflebeam’s Model of Context, Input, Process and Product which provided a systematic way of stakeholder’s viewing for educational evaluation. A descriptive research design using convenience sampling was utilized in the study with College of Nursing Administrators and faculty members as the main respondents.

 

     Based on the findings, the environmental scan yielded variables contribute to the success of AU and correspondingly the school’s response got very satisfactory rating, however, identified gaps based on the identified factors as perceived by the respondents were not adequately addressed.  In this light, the researchers designed a 5-year strategic plan customized to further enhance the capabilities of the organization..

Keywords:

External Factors, Internal Factors, Opportunities, Strategic Plan, Strengths, SWOT Analysis, Threats, Weaknesses, Competitive Profile Matrix

 

TITLE:

The Cascading of Research Leadership into Research Management at Arellano University

AUTHORS:

Ferdinand C. Lacuata and Editha L. Padama

ABSTRACT:

This investigation sought to determine whether research leadership has cascaded to research management in five years. Descriptive method aided by documentary analysis and interviews with the faculty researchers was used to gather the data needed in the study. The findings revealed that research leadership has successfully cascaded into research management through the following:

 

  • Sustained and enough budget allocations for researcher,
  • Appropriately articulated mandates and goals into the streams of management down to instruction, and
  • Properly coordinated research programs and activities with strong academic synergy.

Keywords:

cascading, research leadership, research management, effective articulation