Affective Response and Perceived Understanding of Ateneo De Davao High School Students on Spiritual Formation Activities

AUTHOR/S: Jason R. Sarmiento, Excesima L. Pasilan, Karen May M. Pido

DATE COMPLETED: August 24, 2013



             This study aimed to determine the affective responses and the perceived understandings of students on spiritual formation activities in Ateneo de Davao High School.   This study also determined whether the affective responses and the perceived understandings of students on spiritual formation activites in Ateneo High School are significantly associated with the students length of stay in Ateneo High School. This study was conducted to the Ateneo de Davao High School students enrolled in the School Year 2011-2013 (students from 1st year to 4th year level school year 2012-2013.  This focused on the  affective response of students  and their perceived understandings ( which covered the students reasons,  motivations and insights gained by students from the spiritual formation activities). This study utilized the descriptive- correlational -comparative design. It studied the affective responses and perceived understandings of students in the school religious program and activities. On the other hand, it determined whether the affective responses and perceived understandings were directly or indirectly associated with the students’ length of stay in Ateneo. In terms of affective responses findings of this study showed that students are generally happy whenever they participate in the schools spiritual formation activities like retreats and recollections, Eucharistic celebrations, devotional prayers and Advocacy programs contrary to the popular belief that students feel bored. On the other hand, This study  showed that students majority of the students attend the various spiritual formation activities because of the essential understandings: 1. to commune with god for retreats and recollections; 2. to listen to God’s words for Eucharistic Celebrations; 3. to foster friendship with the Lord for devotional practices; and 4. to become men and women for others for advocacy programs.  Finally, In this study no significant relationship between the students affective responses and perceived  understandings and the students length of stay had been detected.

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