Discipline: Education Administration
The study looks at the influence of self-motivation and family factors affecting career competitiveness capability (CCC) of Lumad professionals from four Davao provinces. The Lumad professionals
come from the tribes of Mansaka, Mandaya, Ata and B’laan. The qualitative approach reveals that the respondents were not only self- motivated but had also rebelled against certain family or tribal policies and practices. A great majority admitted that they were financially disadvantaged and relied on farming on lots not more than five hectares. Typical of poor indigenous people, their dwellings were made of light materials. They have no expensive personal possessions and come from big families as
their parents did. Interviews revealed geographical mobility characterized their pursuit of
education. Most of them were employed within a year after graduation. They share common aspiration of wanting a better life for their children.