Resilience Skills of the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School Students in the Honors Program

AUTHOR/S: Maria Carmela Sungahid-Abay, Aireen A. Orquio-Arabis

DATE COMPLETED: January 17, 2018

KEYWORDS: Resilience Skills


 This action research aimed to ascertain the context, personality traits and the resiliency skills of the 146 honor students under the Honor Program of Ateneo de Davao-Junior High School for SY 2014-2015. It aimed to provide base data to create a provision in enhancing the existing honors program. It uses the descriptive-correlational method of research. Also, the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and self-report survey were utilized in gathering data. The results gathered are the socio-demographic profile; the personality types; the extent of resiliency skills; the school support system availed; the factors affecting the resiliency skills; the significant difference of average resiliency skills in terms of age and gender; and the areas of improvement of existing honors program. The results show that the socio-demographic profile expands the context of honors students. There is no significant difference between the age and resiliency skills. There is no significance difference between resiliency skills and sex. The personality traits scored from fairly high to high. The personality traits are the following: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and emotional stability. The level of resiliency skills were identified and it ranges from fairly high to high. The resiliency skills are as follows: adaptability, self-control, self-sufficiency, optimism and persistence. The correlation between personality traits and resiliency skills varies from very weak to moderate relationship. The school support system availed mostly in favored the school facilities and services like Library internet, AddU-JHS Wifi, guidance Counseling, Independent Learning Period and Make-up Assessment. The factors affecting the resiliency skills are a.) realistic optimism; b.) social support which includes family, friends, teachers and classmates; c.) self-concept/self-esteem; d.) self-discipline; e.) communication and problem-solving skills; and f.) positive coping skills.