Research Journals 2021

Title: An Assessment Of Technology Self-Efficacy Of Incoming Cas Students Of SJCQC

Author: Valerie Vanessa M. Majadas, LPT, MSIT


        This study aimed to assess the technological literacy of the incoming students in the College of Arts and Science of St. Joseph’s College of QC using the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) standard. The study’s respondents are 44 new students of the College of Arts and Sciences during the first semester of the school year 2021-2022. Results showed that Computational Thinker garnered the lowest mean score of 2.79, indicating medium level self-efficacy. This means that students are not always comfortable using technology to collect, evaluate, and present data for problem-solving and decision-making. Based on the students’ weaknesses in each ISTE standard, 26 will undergo remediation and each student may need to remediate multiple standards. Computational Thinker has the most students (20), followed by Technical Proficiency (10), Creative Communicator (9), Global Collaborator (5), Knowledge Constructor (3), and Digital Citizen (1 student). The action plan was based on the assessment result which was used to generate computer-training outcomes with verifiable indicators on how to bridge the skills students lack to perform better as they enter the college level.

Keywords: Action Research, Technological Literacy, Self-Efficacy

Citation: Majadas, V.V. (2022). An assessment of technology self-efficacy of incoming CAS students of SJCQC. SJC Research Journal, 22 (1), pp. 3-26.


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Title: Adopting An Emergency Online Learning System For Teachers’ Classroom Instruction Of St. Joseph’s College Of Quezon City

Author:Laurence Jonathan T. De Guzman, LPT, MA Ed


                The adoption of an emergency online learning system in the Philippines has prompted St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City (SJCQC) to adopt a new instructional mode which utilizes the use of online learning management systems. Pursuant to this mandate by the government, SJCQC has equipped its teachers with the necessary tools to guide them in their adoption of a new mode of instruction through in-house seminars and workshops. In this study, the researcher sought to determine the effects of this paradigmatic shift in classroom instruction by interviewing 13 subjects from SJCQC Senior High School/College Department, Special Education Department, and Basic Education Department against the backdrop of Picciano’s multimodal analysis model of blended pedagogical purposes. The study found that, while the subjects use several of Picciano’s models, reflection and social/emotional aspects are lacking. However, it appears that the social and emotional aspects are complied with when viewed from the perspective of modern research of Miran-Lopez (2019). Nonetheless, the act of reflection through journaling/blogging is proposed, to help integrate a practice that amounts to self-reflexivity. A revision of Picciano’s model is also proposed, subject to further research.

 Keywords: Online Learning, Online Classroom Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Engagement, Blended with Purpose

Citation: De Guzman, L.J. (2022). Adopting an emergency online learning system for teachers’ classroom

instruction of St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City. SJC Research Journal, 22 (1), pp. 27-46.


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Title: Intra-Nation State Relations In Southeast Asia:An Autoethnography Of The Sunburst Youth Camp And The Sunburst Eagles Program

Author: Angelo Christiane D.M. Arriola , MA


                Official ASEAN documents show that the objectives of the Singapore Technologies Endowment Programme (STEP)’s Sunburst Youth Camp and the Sunburst Eagles Program hew closely to the objectives of the ASEAN. Using autoethnography as a research method and Meta-Nation State Relations as a framework, the author as a participant examines the two programs as vehicles of intra-nation state relations in Asia.

The author, as a student at St. Joseph’s College, represented the Philippines in the Sunburst Youth Camp in 2001. Each ASEAN member state mounted its country exhibit. The exhibits were part of the “Knowing ASEAN” seminar, which aimed to present each country “in all its socio-economic and cultural aspects.” The highlight of the entire Sunburst Youth Camp was the Cultural Nite, when each country would present “traditional” dances.

In 2011, the author returned to Singapore as one of the 28 Sunburst Youth Camp alumni chosen to participate in the first-ever Sunburst Eagles Program. Sunburst Eagles is also an example of intra-nation state relations but for professionals.

These two programs, as well as other STEP programs, can serve as models to state actors in Asia and beyond. These state actors can use STEP programs to foster better relations with other nations.

Keywords: ASEAN, intra-nation state relations, Singapore Technologies Endowment Programme, Sunburst Youth Camp, Sunburst Eagles Program

Citation: Arriola, A.C. (2022). Intra-nation state relationships in Southeast Asia: An auto-ethnography of

the Sunburst Youth Camp and the Sunburst Eagles Program. SJC Research Journal, 22 (1), pp. 47-58.


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Title: Reading Jung’s Stages Of Life From Sunrise To Sunset:A Guide For Teaching Jung In Developmental Psychology

 Author: Joanna Eunice V. Parungao, LPT, Ph.D.


                Most theories on human development are based on age, biological constructs, crises, and abilities. Carl Gustave Jung can be considered a divergent psychologist since he did not confine himself with empirical data. Much of his works show his interest in the spiritual path. It does sound ironic when the topic is psychology, when psyche by definition, means spirit and yet little is discussed about the spirit in psychological theories. This article was embarked to help illustrate and digest the details of Jung’s Stages of Life. It is also the aim of this paper to summarize and interpret pragmatically the mystic qualities of Jung’s concepts by providing current relatable issues to encourage readers, teachers, and students to investigate further and experience the contributions of Jung to the study of the unconscious.

Keywords: Carl Jung, Stages of Life

Citation: Parungao, J.E.V. (2022). Reading Jung’s stages of life from sunrise to sunset: A guide for

teaching Jung in Developmental Psychology. SJC Research Journal, 22 (1), pp. 59-68.


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 Author’s Profiles 2021

About the Authors


Valerie Vanessa M. Majadas, LPT, MSIT  is a licensed professional teacher  at St. Joseph’s College in Quezon City, where she finished her Bachelor‘s Degree in Computer Management. She obtained  a Post- Baccalaureate in Teacher Education  and  Master of Science in Information Technology specialized in Management Information System at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila.


Laurence Jonathan T. De Guzman, LPT, MA Ed acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from St. Joseph’ College of Quezon City and obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Management from Roosevelt College Foundation. He worked as a junior researcher in the 90s and subsequently as an educator for about 34 years thereafter. His papers have been published in local education journals and have been accepted for international conferences. His research interests include quantitative methods, teachers’ classroom performance, assessment, and educational management styles. He is a loving father to 2 children, Donn and Kevin, and is a wonderful husband to his lovely wife, Erlin. On his off days, he likes to watch thought-provoking TV series on Netflix and HBO.–


 Angelo Christiane D.M. Arriola , MA  teaches at the College of Arts and Sciences of St. Joseph’s College, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He has a Master’s Degree in History from De La Salle University, a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University.


 Joanna Eunice V. Parungao, LPT, Ph.D. finished her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Research, and obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She published research articles on various fields of interests ranging from the arts to neurolinguistic programming. She has founded art groups and has been actively exhibiting artworks since 2009. She is part of the group that pioneered the teacher certification on Positive Education in the Philippines in cooperation with the representatives from the University of Pennsylvania, Quezon City Academy, and Knights of Rizal. She completed her NLP practitioner certificate course under Chun Yu Yorgos Lam and her meta-coaching certificate under Engr. Claude Sta. Clara. She is also the recipient of 3 Gawad Faculti awards from the UP College of Mass Communication for international publication, one woman exhibit, and curatorship of artworks in Plaridel Hall.