HomeLiceo Journal of Higher Education Researchvol. 8 no. 1 (2012)

Productivity Performance and Social Contributions of the Master's and Doctoral Graduates: Perspectives for Asian Development

Teresita T. Tumapon | Jofi Valdehueza Mahilum

Discipline: Education



The study aimed at a) finding out if job promotion and salary adjustment were granted after finishing the corresponding master's and doctoral degrees; b) determining the extent of the respondents’ productivity performance along the conceptual, human processual, and technical dimensions of work; c) identifying the respondents’ social contributions to their specific work settings; and d) ascertaining various perspectives on the importance of graduate education for Asian Development. The study used the descriptive research. The purposively chosen respondents were 60 graduates (master's and doctoral) of Liceo de Cagayan University. A modified questionnaire anchored on the Productivity Measures of Job Performance was the tool used in gathering the data. The aspiration to finish graduate and post-graduate education springs from the employees’ desire for professional advancement for salary raise and fast promotion. The social contributions of the respondents vary in focus. Among the master's graduates, contributions are centered on community health teachings and health promotions. Among the doctoral graduates, the contributions are centered on institutional researches indicating the intellectual leadership of those with doctorate. The perspectives of other Asian countries on the contributions of the graduate schools are geared towards building world-class competitiveness for enhanced technical, behavioral, and productivity skills imperative to the development of the country they belong.