HomeFar Eastern University Faculty Research Journalvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

The Typical 'Tamaraw' of Summer: A Personal and Lifestyle Description of FEU Students

Ronan S. Santos | Manuelito DV Bengo | Rubie R. Herrera | Cynthia P. San Diego

Discipline: Education, Social Science



This study was designed to provide a descriptive portrait of the Far Eastern University (FEU) students during the summer of academic year 2009-2010 in order to arrive at a profile of the typical ‘tamaraw’ (FEU student). The survey captured information about students’: (1) demographic background, (2) family and living condition, (3) personal well-being, (4) social activities, (5) school attitudes, (6) perceived risk-taking behavior, and (7) values. Having a descriptive portrait of the students can provide the university with reliable, accurate, and relevant information that can be used for informed decision- making and improved programs and services. Understanding the characteristics of the students can serve as an important tool in defining learning objectives and in determining appropriate mode of communication as well as teaching strategies which can be responsive to their needs.