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Exploring Lay Interpretations Of Family Planning Through The Use Of Social Representations Theory

Knowledge systems underlying health choices are formed through shared, lay interpretations given relevant economic and cultural the everyday understanding of family planning among 400 mothers and fathers from four communities in Negros Occidental, Philippines. We combine quantitative and qualitative... Read more


Author: Augil Marie Q. Robles, Marshaley J. Baquiano

Publication: 2022-09-09

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Developing A Scale To Measure The Tagasalo Personality

This study aimed to develop a scale to gauge the extent to which a person assumes the role of a tagasalo, clarify the meaning of this construct, and which can be used to study concepts related to tagasalo, such as motivation and well-being. The study involved two phases- item generation and content... Read more


Author: Ardyne D. Tuazon, Calvin Keith M. Calvadores, Khael T. Quinain

Publication: 2022-08-11

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Telling Stories Of Recovery: A Narrative Evaluation Of A Community-Based Drug Treatment Program

Community-Based Drug Treatment (CBDT) is a model for treating drug abuse that is designed to utilize community resources. However, few studies have reported its effectiveness based on the storied lives of the participants. We evaluated Katatagan Konta Droga sa Komunidad (KKDK), a 12-module CBDT prog... Read more


Author: Richard Martin C. Bautista, Mendiola Teng- Calleja

Publication: 2022-08-11

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A Needs Assessment Study On The Experiences And Adjustments Of Students In A Philippine University:

Studying in a university is a challenging chapter in an adolescent’s life. Besides the stress and pressure from academic work, students have to deal with the challenge of transitioning from high school to college. Stress and distress associated with university experiences can impact mental health, a... Read more


Author: Jeryl Shawn T. Tan Maria Carmina L. Yatco Pamela C. Carrera, Divine Love A. Salvador, Violeta V. Bautista

Publication: 2022-06-17

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Work Attitudes Of Filipino Employees During The COVID-19 Crisis

The purpose of this study is to explore attitudes of Filipino employees toward work during the COVID-19 crisis. Data was collected through an online survey distributed to workers in the Philippines, and qualitative responses from 106 participants were subjected to thematic analysis. Several themes t... Read more


Author: Jaimee Felice Caringal-Go, Reniel B. Tiu, Mendiola Teng-Calleja,

Publication: 2021-06-01

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Psychological Well-being And Retirement Anxiety Of Selected Filipino Middle-Aged Adults: A Brief Res

Retirement anxiety may cause significant distress for a person approaching retirement due to the inevitable loss of critical resources. Healthy well-being can counter retirement anxiety allowing the person to carefully plan and make better life choices before and during retirement. This brief resear... Read more


Author: Marc Eric S. Reyes, Primo Antonio D. Bueno, Kyle Francis R. Fernandez, Gian Joshua A. Lopez, Ryan Francis O. Cayubit

Publication: 2021-02-07

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Philippine Journal Of Psychology Volume 53

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Volume: 53 No. 1 | Publication: 2020-12-01

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The Effect Of Gratitude Journaling On Conflict Resolution In Intimate Dyadic Relationships

This study examined the effect of gratitude journaling intervention on conflict reolution in intimate dyadic relationships via an experimental design. It was hypothesized that mindfully eliciting daily awareness and experiences of gratitude would produce a significant decrease in the adoption of neg... Read more


Author: Maria Teodora S. Dizon

Volume: 53 No. 1 | Publication: 2020-12-01

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A Review Of Psychological Assessment Practice In The Philippines: What Do Some Practitioners Say?

This paper reviews the practice of psychological assessment in the Philippines guided by Bornstein’s (2017) framework of evidence-based psychological assessment (EBPA). One hundred fifty-one (N =151) respondents, majority of whom are registered psychometricians, answered a survey on their current pr... Read more


Author: Maria Caridad H. Tarroja, Ma. Araceli B. Alcala, Patricia D. Simon, Jeffrey D. Sanchez

Volume: 53 No. 1 | Publication: 2020-12-01

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Sa Awa Ng Diyos: Understanding The Lived Experiences Of Panata Among Filipina Black Nazarene Devotee

Panata, a prominent part of the Filipino culture, is a religious vow whereby devotees offer a sacrifice for thanksgiving, petition, or repentance in hopes of being rewarded by divine promise. This study focused on the experience of panata among female Black Nazarene devotees from low-income communit... Read more


Author: Sophia T. Sto. Domingo, Ezraella Carmela U. Gesmundo, Anya Isabella P. Cordero, Judith M. de Guzman

Volume: 53 No. 1 | Publication: 2020-12-01

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An Exploration Of Factors That Motivate Human Rights Workers In Areas Of Armed Conflict In The Phili

This study examined the experiences and motivation of human rights workers (HRWs) in areas affected by armed conflict in the Philippines. Six human rights workers from Karapatan responded to semi-structured interviews. Karapatan is a Philippine NGO whose mission is to uphold human rights and documen... Read more


Author: John Francis Hernandez, Jan Nikko Dela Paz, Ethan Cedric Chua, Mendiola Teng-Calleja

Volume: 53 No. 1 | Publication: 2020-12-01

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Canvassing The Filipino Trans Man’s Story: A Narrative Analysis Of Transgender Men’s Youtube Video

This exploratory study strives to understand the stories of Filipino transgender men through the lens of narrative psychology. By listening to the narratives of trans men, I explored how their gender and male identity is reconstructed and negotiated within Filipino society. The Youtube video blogs... Read more


Author: Nic L. Castañeda

Volume: 53 No. 1 | Publication: 2020-12-01

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Philippine Journal Of Psychology Volume 52

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Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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The Recovery Experience: Stress, Recovery Capital, And Personal Views On Addiction And Recovery In P

The study explored the experiences of individuals in posttreatment addiction recovery. More specifically, the research examined their experiences of stress, their recovery capital, as well as their personal views on addiction and recovery. Existing literature suggests that individuals with addiction... Read more


Author: Therese C. Castillo, Ron Resurreccion

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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Sulong Kabataan: Design, Pilot Implementation, And Evaluation Of A Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance abuse prevention is especially important during adolescence given the propensity of young people to take risks during this period. Although prevention programs have been developed and widely evaluated in other countries, they are costly and have not been adapted to the Filipino context.... Read more


Author: Danielle P. Ochoa, Lorelie Ann Banzon-Librojo, Samantha Erika N. Mendez, Liane Peña Alampay

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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Narratives Of Identity Reconstruction Among Recovering Drug Dependents

This study explored the recovery narratives and identity reconstruction of seven recovering Filipino drug dependents in a rehabilitation center. Extant literature on drug abuse in the country has been limited to etiology and treatment, as well as the difficulties experienced by drug dependents follo... Read more


Author: Juan Lorenzo D. Santos, Welison Evenston G. Ty, Patricia Ellyn C. Tolentino, Raya Sofia A. Teston

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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Lived Experiences Of Stigma Among Filipino Former Drug Dependents: An Interpretative Phenomenologica

This study is a qualitative phenomenological investigation on the experiences of Filipino former drug dependents who were subject to stigmatization. Seven semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). The analysis revealed four... Read more


Author: Angela Lorraine P. Cunanan, Homer J. Yabut

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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Evaluation Of The Training And Pilot Implementation Of Katatagan Kontra Droga Sa Komunidad

This study evaluated the training of facilitators and pilot implementation of the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad (KKDK), a community- based drug recovery program. Paired samples t-test of pre and posttest scores of 111 community facilitators who underwent training revealed significant... Read more


Author: Ma. Regina M. Hechanova , Arsenio S. Alianan , Mendiola T. Calleja , Avegale C. Acosta, Camille C. Yusay

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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Engaging The Family In Recovery: Outcomes Of A Community-Based Family Intervention

The Katatagan Kontra Droga para sa Komunidad (KKDK) is a Filipi- no community-based drug recovery program that addresses individual and family issues. This study explores the changes in the family after the drug users completed the program. Surveys and interviews were used to evaluate changes in fam... Read more


Author: Katrine S. Bunagan , Chantal Ellis S. Tabo , Violeta V. Bautista, Maria Isabel E. Melgar , Trixia Anne C. Co, Maria Regina H. Hechanova

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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Dispositional Mindfulness And Relapse Vulnerability As Mediated By Self-Efficacy Among Persons In Re

The study sought to explain the potential mechanism by which dispositional mindfulness influences relapse vulnerability through self-efficacy among persons in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Data were collected from residential clients (N=206) in bo... Read more


Author: Niño B. Galacgac, Maria Caridad H. Tarroja

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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A Narrative Analysis Of The Experiences Of Barangay Officials Involved In Community-Based Drug Rehab

The purpose of the study is to understand the phenomenon of community-based drug rehabilitation (CBDR) in the Philippine context from the perspective of barangay officials involved in CBDR. The research investigated the narratives of officials, both treatment facilitators... Read more


Author: Mark Angelo D. Allado, Norman Gabrielle M. Gumba, Kyla Jann Melo, Ma. Regina M. Hechanova

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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A Narrative Analysis Of The Experiences Of Barangay Ofcials Involved In Community-Based Drug Rehabil

The purpose of the study is to understand the phenomenon of community-based drug rehabilitation (CBDR) in the Philippine context from the perspective of barangay officials involved in CBDR. The research investigated the narratives of officials, both treatment facilitators and program overseers, reg... Read more


Author: Mark Angelo D. Allado, Norman Gabrielle M. Gumba, Kyla Jann Melo, Ma. Regina M. Hechanova

Volume: 52 No. 1 | Publication: 2019-12-01

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Career And Talent Development Self-Efficacy Of Filipino Students: The Role Of Self-Compassion And Ho

The recent reforms in the Philippine educational system aim to develop lifelong learners who are competent in their chosen career and capable of contributing to society. Career and talent development self-efficacy is an enabling resource that could facilitate the realization of these goals. The pres... Read more


Author: Ma. Jenina N. Nalipay, Maria Kristina S. Alfonso

Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-12-01

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Life Satisfaction Predicts Positive Workplace Outcomes Among Filipino Guidance Counselors

The study tested the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions (Fredrickson, 1998; 2003) in the field of counseling practice. The researchers hypothesized that counselors’ life satisfaction would predict outcomes relevant in practice: counseling self-efficacy, emotional awareness, and flow state... Read more


Author: Niño Jose Mateo Maria, Guadalupe Salanga

Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-12-01

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Sanctification Of Adolescence: A Qualitative Analysis Of Thriving Among Filipino Youth With Religiou

Developmental systems theories have linked religiosity and spirituality with positive youth development (PYD), particularly “thriving”. Thriving involves the identification of one’s deepest interest or passion in life (termed as “spark”) and being nurtured by an environment that supports, encourages... Read more


Author: Jet U. Buenconsejo

Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-12-01

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Construct Validation Of Ryff’s Psychological Well-being Scale: Evidence From Filipino Teachers In Th

Research on psychological well-being has given attention to employees in various industries but research involving teachers particularly in non-Western contexts remains scarce. Using both within- and between-network validation approaches, this study attends to gaps in literature through the examinat... Read more


Author: Jonalyn B. Villarosa, Fraide A. Ganotice Jr.

Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-12-01

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Financial Stress And Well-being Of Filipino Students: The Moderating Role Of External Locus-of-hope

One of the core principles of positive psychology is that character strengths buffer the effects of adverse experiences on well-being. This study investigated whether external locus-of-hope (LOH) moderates the effects of financial stress on Filipino students’ well-being. Students from various unive... Read more


Author: Allan B. I. Bernardo, Katrina Fernando Resurreccion

Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-12-01

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Interdependent Happiness Is Associated With Higher Levels Of Behavioral And Emotional Engagement Amo

In collectivist societies, individuals are likely to espouse a socially- oriented construal of happiness. Yet previous studies on the consequences of happiness and well-being have mostly concentrated on examining how a personal construal of happiness optimized positive academic and psychological ou... Read more


Author: Jesus Alfonso D. Datu, Gabriel Sebastian N. Lizada

Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-12-01

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Philippine Journal Of Psychology Volume 51

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Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-06-01

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Positive Psychology Research In The Philippines: An Introduction

Over the past two decades, advances in positive psychology has resulted in an exponential increase in the number of studies concentrating on the dispositional, interpersonal, and socio-contextual factors which can optimize adaptive psychological and well-being outcomes. However, most of these inve... Read more


Author: Jesus Alfonso D. Datu, Allan B. I. Bernardo, Ronnel B. King

Volume: 51 No. 1 | Publication: 2018-06-01

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Correspondence Bias In The Attribution Of Political Attitudes (A Replication Of Jones And Harris’s

The study investigated correspondence bias in the attribution of political attitudes by finding out if choice and behavior direction would influence participants’ estimates of a person’s true attitude on a controversial political issue. In a replication of Jones and Harris’s (1967) classic experime... Read more


Author: Ma. Jenina N. Nalipay

Volume: 50 No. 2 | Publication: 2017-12-01

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Defining Diskarte: Exploring Cognitive Processes, Personality Traits, And Social Constraints In Crea

Despite being part of Filipinos’ everyday experience, little research has been devoted to diskarte as a construct. This review aims to encourage theorizing about diskarte by framing it as creative problem-solving. I argue that there are parallelisms between diskarte and creativity; specifically, tha... Read more


Author: Marie Rose H. Morales

Volume: 50 No. 2 | Publication: 2017-12-01

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