Determinants of Board Examination Performance of Ateneo de Davao Social Work Graduates (SY 2010-2014)

AUTHORS: Sheryl R. Lopez, Melba L. Manapol




              This study which tackled determinants of ADDU graduates’ performance in Social Work Licensure Examination showed that entrance examination and academic performance in college influence board examination performance. Respondents were AY 2010-2014 graduates. SPSS was used to analyze ACAT scores, academic performance and board examination ratings. Selected respondents were interviewed to validate quantitative findings and to solicit perceived facilitating and hindering factors in board examination ratings. Findings were: graduates rated high in SWPP and Field Instruction, low in HBSE; high in Field Instruction and lowest in SWPP in board examination. Correlation results showed that: ACAT scores do not determine board examination performance; academic performance moderately correlates with board exam performance. There is positive moderate relationship between students’ overall entrance examination and performance in board examination. Review of admission and retention policy, enhancement of teaching strategies, curricular integration of assessment of students’ readiness for board examination and continued intensive review are recommended.

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