HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 7 no. 1 (2012)

Reactions of the Ballast Booster End-Users Toward Filipino Technology and its Implication to Education

Mario C. Mapote

Discipline: Education



The study determined the reactions of Ballast-Booster end-users towards Filipino technology and its implication to education. Specifically, it assessed the demographic profile of Ballast-Booster end-users; evaluated the reactions of ballast-booster end-users; and determined whether their reactions depend on demographic profile. For one-year period, experimental method was applied; the latter part was descriptive method. The findings: majority were of ages 25-52; male; married with children of 1-4; involved in farming; college graduate; refrained from revealing their income; had an annual income of 121,000-240,000 pesos; had extra income in farming; owned some appliances; bought one piece to test whether the product can save money and energy; majority had positive outlook on Filipino inventive products with pro-foreign inclination; cared for the effects of foreign products on national economy; and praised the government with the support program; reactions of respondents did not depend on demographic profile using chi-square test. The study left vital question unanswered. Where did the reactions of respondent end-users really depend on? Was it innate and naturally cultural? The study implied that national consciousness should be nurtured in Filipino psyche in all levels of Philippine educational systems toward Filipino Technology i.e. the key to national economic productivity.