HomeLEAPS: Miriam College Faculty Research Journalvol. 21 no. 1 (2002)

Student Behavioral Indices, Revisited

Analiza G. Soriano

Discipline: Morality

 

Abstract:

The study attempts to find out how closely the students behave accordingly to Miriam ideals. It compares and analyzes the behavior profiles of the three batches of freshman and senior college students, with the use of the Student Behavioral Indices (SBI). The four factors of the SBI to which the behaviors are compared include being a Christian, Learner, Member, and Leader.

The results reveal that the type of students entering Miriam College approximate the standards of being a person with strong Christian beliefs and moral values and relatively farthest in being an exemplar learner. In the fourth year, students manifest the attributes of being a leader while as a learner ranks last. The other two factors, being a member and learner, increased in mean scores and improved. Nonetheless, these two remain in the same rank as when they were in first year. Students do develop certain values while in College. Batch 1999 significantly progressed in being a member, while batch 2000 significantly improved in the three factors: as a learner, a member and a leader.