Programs

Research

 

About RPO


La Consolacion University Philippines along with the Research and Publications Office (RPO) aims to improve the university’s culture in developing competent and effective research output among the teaching and non-teaching personnel. Research and Publications Office focuses on supporting in terms of creating exemplary research works and helping the researchers producing studies about innovation, discovery, inspiration and invention. RPO also extends its services with the help of the Official Newsletter of La Consolocaion University Philippines, the Consolettres. The office has already released Its August, November and December 2016 issues.

At present, the Research and Publications Office is currently building the first LCUP Research Journal and Research Digest. Moreover, RPO also actively participates in offering research grants for aspiring faculty members for international and local publication. The Research and Publications is already working on a proposal for Institutional Innovation and Development Grant (IDIG) of Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and two proposals submitted to Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD).

History

In 2007, the University was a recipient of the CHED Best HEI Outreach Research Program Award for the research entitled “Social Responsibility in Higher Education towards a Transformative Education Model” where it landed in the 2nd runner-up notch.

In SY 2010-2011 alone, LCUP was a recipient of five (5) commissioned/funded researches namely: (1) Water Quality Assessment of the Paombong- Hagonoy Sections of the Angat River and Its Groundwater System: Towards a Sustainable Ecosystem [DOST]; (2) Water Quality Assessment of the Calumpit-Plaridel-Pulilan Sections of the Angat River and Its Groundwater System: Towards a Sustainable Ecosystem [DOST]; (3) Patients’ Knowledge and Attitudes on Tuberculosis and the Determinants of Treatment Compliance [DOH]; (4) Manpower Needs and Labor Demand Shifts of Industries in the Subic and Clark Growth Corridors: Perspectives in Academe and Industry Linkage [CHED-UP-ZRC]; and (5) Evaluation of the Maternal and Child Health Services of the Local Health Facilities [CHED-ZRC 3].

The University has also been granted funding for two other researches by the DOST through the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Council (CLHRDC): (1) Level of Implementation and Quality of Child Health Nutrition Programmes in the City of Malolos: An Evaluation, where LCUP is the project leader and (2) Hospital Waste Management of Government/Public and Private Hospitals in Region III. LCUP-RDO has likewise embarked on international research and publication. A number of its faculty members were paper presenters (two of whom were acclaimed top researchers) in international conferences held in Athens, Hongkong, Malaysia and the Philippines.


 

Staff

The Research and Publications Office is currently under the supervision of the Vice President of Research and Publications Office who is responsible for guiding and enhancing the university’s research community. The VP for Research and Publications Office for the S.Y. 2016-present is Dr. Mamerto S. Bernabe, Jr.

Meanwhile, the following staff of the RPO are as follows:

Publications Officer: Janet R. Valdez

Institutional Researchers: Jose Maria Dominique G. Coronel

Cecile V. Benitez

Jane Tricia N. Cruz

Office Staff: Laila May R. Isidoro

The Publications Officer is under the supervision of the Vice President for Research and Publications and is expected to plan and organize the publication requirements and activities of all the departments of the university. On the other hand, the institutional researcher maintains and strengthens the institution’s position in creating a competitive research culture and community. The RPO Office staff provides administrative and secretarial responsibilities for the office.

 

 

 

 

Faculty Research

 

Research Name Author
Spirituality of Forbearance: A Response to the New Religious Movement of the 21st Century Ramonito C. Perez, M.A.
An Assessment of the Profile and Career Preferences of Senior High School Students of La Consolacion University Philippines Academic Year 2016-2017- Main Campus Cecilia D. De Guzman, MBA, Engr. Felix Pascua, Ma. Elizabeth Vivar
LEARNING MOTIVATION FACTORS OF GRADE 8 STUDENTS AND ITS IMPLICATION IN SCIENCE TEACHING Nicanor C. Santos
Case Report: Limited Displacement of LCUP Personnel in the K to 12 Transition Dr. Mamerto S Bernabe Jr., Jane Tricia Cruz
Assessing the Learning Styles of Senior High School Students of La Consolacion University Philippines: Implications in the Teaching-Learning Process Mylah Sison, Rosalyn Galvez, MAEd, Jose Maria Dominique Coronel
Trends in Student Enrollment and Experiences in a Collegiate Level Alternative Learning System: The Case of La Consolacion University Philippines’s Night College Jose Maria Dominique G. Coronel
Assessing the University Image of La Consolacion University Philippines through its International Clientele and Its Student Satisfaction: A Correlational Study Ma. Renarlyn Rose Cardenas
Soil Nutrient Restoration Potentials of EichhorniaCrassipes (Water Hyacinth) Compost on a Nutrient Depleted Soil Carlo C. Bondoc, Patrick Bryan N. Teodoro
Shedding Emotional Tears: Its Physiological and Psychological Effects to Humans Karen V. Rendeza
An Analysis of the Career Interests and Work Habits of the Grade 11 Students of La Consolacion University Philippines Maria Isabel S. Guevara, Mary Jane Bernardo, Joel R. Barba, Filomena E. De Jesus
Problems of Single Parenting: Effects on Social, Spiritual, Economic and Political Aspects of Their Lives Ma.Elizabeth C. Medina, Consorcia F. Figueroa, Victor Amores, Wendy Benasa, Maolenn Magpayo, Clarita Molleda
An Assessment of the Work Habits, Attitudes and Productivity of the Graduating Students in the College Department of La Consolacion University Philippines Maria Isabel S. Guevara, Connie C. Magsino, Joel R. Barba
LCUP Student Use of GMetrix Skills Management System: An Evaluation of Usefulness, Ease of Use, Satisfaction and to be Microsoft Office Specialist Rosemarie N. Mendoza, Edna F. Dayao
Graduate’s Employability: A Tracer Study for Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Graduates if La Consolacion University Philippines Mrs. Fe Corazon C. Villanueva, Mrs. Cecile Benitez, Mrs. Perla DG Pascua, Mrs. Carina Caballero, Ms. Rossette Tanwangco
A Feasibility Study on Offering Additional Course for Engineering in La Consolacion University Philippines Laila May Isidoro, Jane Tricia Cruz
Graduate’s Employability: A Tracer Study for Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Graduates if La Consolacion University Philippines Mrs. Fe Corazon C. Villanueva, Mrs. Cecile Benitez, Mrs. Perla DG Pascua, Mrs. Carina Caballero, Ms. Rossette Tanwangco
LEARNING MOTIVATION FACTORS OF GRADE 8 STUDENTS AND ITS IMPLICATION IN SCIENCE TEACHING Nicanor C. Santos
Northville 9 Community Profile and Needs Assessment: Basis for Development of Community Engagement Plan (CEP) Consorcia F. Figueroa, Victor V. Amores, Wendy M. Benasa, Ma. Elizabeth C. Medina
Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses in the Grammar Competency of Basic Education Teachers Jose Maria Dominique G. Coronel, Enrico Rosales
Land Use Pattern and Climate Related Risks Assessment in Angat River Basin: The Case of Riverfront Barangays in Baliwag and Bustos Bulacan, Philippines Randy H. Po, Dr. Reynaldo C. Cruz, Alberto J. Valenzuela, Alvin V. Nuqui
Assessing the Teaching Styles of College Instructors ofLa Consolacion University Philippines: Implications for Professional Development Mylah Sison, Rosalyn Galvez, MAEd
Determinants of Students’ Achievement In High School Geometry Ryan Jay Dayao
A Tracer Study on the Employability of CBEA Graduates (2010-2015) of La Consolacion University Philippines Maria Lourdes D. Cervantes, MBA, Alma C. Centeno, CPA, MBA, Evangeline P. Dayao, MBA
A Casual Relational Study on Eating Patterns and Body Mass Index among Tertiary Students of La Consolacion University Philippines Cecile Ventura Benitez
Microscopy and Purple Color Test for Acid Phosphatase in Vaginal Swabs of Sexual Crime Mamerto S. Bernabe, Jr., MD.
Chatter that Matters: Word-of-Mouth Marketing of Selected Micro Businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises in Malolos City, Bulacan (Published in International Journal of Sciences, Basic and Applied Research Vol 30 No. 2, 2016) Segismundo, Maria Corazon Diaz CPA, MBA, Zacarias, Mailyn M.
Language teaching equals culture teaching: An analysis of how culture teaching is embedded in English Language Instruction Enrico F. Rosales

 

 

 

Determinants of Students’ Achievement
In High School Geometry

By. Ryan Jay Dayao
Abstract

 

 

 

One of the biggest challenges that the nation faces today is the problem on how to improve the performance of Filipino students in mathematics and science. The steep downfall of the science and mathematics competencies that Filipino students demonstrate in standards-based tests as measured against international levels has belittled the nation’s capacity to compete globally in academic competitions. And the Philippine Educational System can only put the blame on the subject teachers who have a direct contact with learners.
But to educators, instruction may not be the sole factor that brings about the problem. Surely, there is more to determinants of students’ performance in mathematics than teacher-factor. For one, attitude that is observed in different directions – student towards the subject, student towards the teacher, teacher toward the subject, teacher toward the student – may also be considered non-intellective factors that may bring about an effect on student performance in mathematics, not to mention environment, support from family, and the like which may also influence such. Some of these may be even traced back to a learner’s remotest experiences, and reading difficulties can be one of them.
The general problem of the study is to determine factors influencing the performance of LCUP BED students in High School Geometry. Specifically, this study sought to answer the following: (1) how can the demographic profile of the respondents be described in terms of gender, age, IQ, GPA, parental educational attainment and reading proficiency; (2) What is the
respondents’ level of achievement in Geometry; (3) Which of these factors are significant determinants of achievement in mathematics; and, (4) what pedagogical implications may be drawn from the study?
To realize this aim, a descriptive correlational method was employed. Performance in Geometry was measured using the Geometry California Mathematics Standards Test. This is one of the California Standards Test administered as part of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program under policies set by the California State Board of Education. The reading proficiency level of the respondents, on the other hand, was identified using the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, a standardized test which was developed by Walter H. MacGinitie, Ph. D. The other factors considered were the demographic profile variables which included age, gender, IQ, GPA, and Parental Educational Attainment.
The respondents of the study were the one hundred sixty-eight (168) Grade 9 high school students of the Basic Education Department of La Consolacion University Philippines who were enrolled in the school year 2011-2012.
At the end of the study, the following were concluded: (1) the respondents of the study were almost equally distributed in terms of gender, were learners of normal schooling age, possessed average capacity to accept knowledge and obtained average GPA in the previous school year. Majority of the respondents’ parents were non-bachelor’s degree holders; (2) almost half of the respondents were diagnosed to have achieved at least the high school level of proficiency in reading while the other half of the respondents were not able to cultivate desirable reading proficiency level; (3) Majority of the respondents demonstrated poor achievement in High School Geometry; and, (4) GPA, IQ and reading proficiency are good determinants of
achievement in Geometry while age, gender and parental educational attainment were found not to be significant determinants of achievement in the subject.
Pedagogical implications and recommendations of the study were thoroughly discussed.

 

 

A Tracer Study on the Employability of CBEA Graduates (2010-2015) of
La Consolacion University Philippines

Maria Lourdes D. Cervantes, MBA
Alma C. Centeno, CPA, MBA
Evangeline P. Dayao, MBA
College of Business Entrepreneurship and Accountancy
La Consolacion University
Abstract

Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) is challenged in balancing the development of higher education and professional relevance of academic teachings (Melik & Pavlin, 2009). In this case, departments from various colleges also focus on the career path of the graduates to further determine their career goals as they enter the corporate world. This study aimed to ascertain the employability of CBEA students from 2010-2015. This study also made use of descriptive type of research and a modified graduate tracer study questionnaire as an instrument in gathering data. Results showed that most of the 577 official graduates of CBEA from 2010-2015 are working in private organizations particularly in the business sector where a large number surveyed are working as full-time employees while the remaining small percentage are still unemployed.
Keywords: CBEA graduates, employability, La Consolacion University Philippines, tracer study

 

 

A Casual Relational Study on Eating Patterns and Body Mass Index among Tertiary Students of La Consolacion University Philippines
Cecile Ventura Benitez
College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management
La Consolacion University Philippines
Abstract

College years can be considered as a sensitive phase for weight gain where most of the students also experienced eating disorders and higher risk in obesity (Schaumberg, et al., 2014). As college administrators tend to provide programs in promoting good health to the students, the behavior and eating patterns of the students should also have to be evaluated. This study aimed to investigate the nutritional status of the students in La Consolacion University Philippines as well as their eating patterns. Furthermore, the study used survey research method and a purposive sampling in gathering data and information needed in the research. Results showed that the 48% of the samples are under the normal body weight while overweight and obese, combined, and represented 40% of the total observations. Findings also revealed that Statistics showed that BMI and the Frequency of Eating at fast food restaurant has no correlation.
Keywords: eating patterns, body mass index, tertiary students, La Consolacion University Philippines

 

 

Performance Characteristics of Sperm Detection by Microscopy and Purple Color Test for Acid Phosphatase in Vaginal Swabs of Sexual Crime Survivors
Mamerto S. Bernabe, Jr., MD.
Research and Publications Office
La Consolacion University Philippines
Abstract

Acid phosphatase is an enzyme component of semen. Its detection is important in forensics as a presumptive evidence of seminal stain in sexual crimes. Although it was widely used in developed countries, the technology is not taken advantage by present institutions. To remedy the woes of concerned institutions, tests were carried out in the local setting to determine the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and the rates of the false negative and false positive results of a purple color test for the presence of acid phosphatase. A field kit from the United States has been assessed and compared to the performance characteristics of sperm detection by conventional microscopy in the Philippine National Police – Crime Laboratory. Results from a paired observation has yielded slightly better performance in terms of sensitivity for the purple color test. This has been significant at more than 99.9% confidence.
Keywords: sperm detection, microscopy, purple color test, acid phosphatase

 

 

Chatter that Matters: Word-of-Mouth Marketing of Selected Micro Businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises in Malolos City, Bulacan
(Published in International Journal of Sciences, Basic and Applied Research Vol 30 No. 2, 2016)

Principal Author:
Segismundo, Maria Corazon Diaz CPA, MBA
mcdsegismundo@lcup.edu.ph
mcdiazsegis@gmail.com
Co-Author:
Zacarias, Mailyn M. mai_mangahas@yahoo.com
Abstract

The study quantified the usage of and range of word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing, and analyzed the present state and satisfaction with WOM marketing tactics of selected micro businesses, small and medium enterprises in Malolos City, Bulacan. Purposive and convenience sampling were employed on marketers and owners who were available and who were willing to participate in the study using structured interview questions. 125 companies situated only in Malolos City proper and proximate places were selected. Results revealed that a significant number of selected micro, small and medium businesses in Malolos considered using WOM marketing/social media as well as increasing budget allocation for such. Albeit majority are in agreement that WOM is more effective than traditional marketing, customer service was still considered a major spending item.
Keywords: word-of-mouth, WOM, marketing, micro business, small medium enterprises, SMEs

 

 

Language teaching equals culture teaching: An analysis of how culture teaching
is embedded in English Language Instruction

Enrico F. Rosales
Basic Education Department
Abstract

Some aspects in language teaching involves the deliberate or incidental enaction of cross-cultural interaction, within or without the culture where a language classroom can be contextualized from. Language instruction has been inextricably linked with the promotion or demotion of culture and cultural literacy within learners. This qualitative study explores these interactions within selected English college classrooms in the Philippines by random classroom observations and documentation. Each episode has been treated and analyzed with pertinent theories further building up the hypothesis where culture is an inevitable circumstance in the language classroom. The study identifies momemnts where these interactions, or ‘teachable culture moments’, take place. Towards the end, the study makes the case for a more culturally-inclusive and culturally-literate classroom by integrating culture teaching within the language classroom.

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