BELIEFS OF STUDENTS ON PERSONAL INTEGRITY, FAMILY SOLIDARITY AND CIVIC CONSCIOUSNESS AS DETERMINANTS OF A CULTURE OF QUALITY

Rebecca S. Sanchez

Abstract


The study aims to provide better understanding on the determinants of a culture of quality by examining the beliefs of adolescent respondents on personal integrity, family solidarity and civic consciousness. Findings revealed that respondents value personal integrity or honesty as reflective of the kind of persons they are. They believed that family solidarity is a strength of Filipino character and civic consciousness is part of their learning process, but they lacked time for more participation in relevant activities. As to moral issues, respondents were uncertain whether abortion, pre-marital sex, and divorce are moral or immoral. For them, euthanasia or mercy-killing, cheating and dating with the opposite sex are morally good. One of the major global challenges the world is facing is the pursuit of excellence or quality in education which could be resolved if social institutions mold the young in values formation, strengthen the family as nurturer of human nature and promote civic consciousness for the common good of society.

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beliefs, personal integrity, family solidarity, civic consciousness, culture of quality

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