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This study determined the conceptual difficulties of the Nursing students of the University of Southern Philippines taking Chemistry I in the second semester of school year 2003-2004. It is primarily concerned with the conversion of units in measurements of the following properties of matter; length, width, thickness, mass, weight, volume, temperature, pressure, density and specific gravity.
The study proceeds by looking into the students' profile such as age, gender, mental ability and conceptual difficulties in conversion of units as its Inputs. There were thirty-nine respondents involved in the study who were mainly composed of nursing students enrolled in Chemistry I.
This is a descriptive Co relational research which aims to determine the relationship between theoretical performance and clinical performance among the Level Ill Nursing Students of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation. Subjects of the study involved all 273 Third Year Nursing Students who were enrolled in the second semester of school year 2005 — 2006.
Prelim grades were used as a basis for measuring theoretical performance and a questionnaire containing 11 items of Core Competency Indicators and the Five Point Scale Response to determine the level of clinical performance. Statistical treatment involved the simple percentage, weighted mean, Pearson r and the t-test. There is a significant relationship between theoretical performance and clinical performance among the Level Ill Nursing Students of USPF.
This is an experimental co relational research conducted by the Faculty of the College of Pharmacy of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, which focused on the antidiabetic properties of Neem leaves Azadirachta Indica extracts on the blood glucose; levels of rabbits. Specifically, it seeks to know if there is a significant difference between pure extract and positive control as well as pure extract and negative control. Three male albino rabbits were the subject of the study. Research tools consist of the Lieberman-Burchard test and the Ferric Chloride test used in Psychochemical screening of the Neem leaves extracts and the glucometer to test and measure the blood glucose level of the rabbits after being induced to hyperglycemia. The t-test for two mean samples was used as a statistical tool to determine if there was a significant difference between a) pure extract and positive control and b) pure extract and negative control.
Findings revealed that there was no significant difference in the reduction of the blood glucose level between the pure extract and the positive control which is Melformin HCL. However, between the pure extract and negative control, there was a significant difference in the reduction of the blood glucose level. The rabbit which was not given any treatment did not attain a normal blood glucose level reading of 70 --- 100 mg/DL.
This is a descriptive study conducted in the High School Department of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Lahug Campus. The study aims to determine the relationships between gender and performance of third year high school students in Algebra Respondents of the study were the 70 third year high school students of USPF A teacher made diagnostic test in Algebra and was used and administered as a tool for data gathering.
Statistical treatment involved the t-test for mean difference, Pearson r and the t-test for significant relationship. The study showed that there is no significant difference between gender and performance of the Third Year High School Students in Algebra. Gender does not affect the performance of students in Algebra.
The study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of electronic learning to the English skills of the High School students of USPF Lahug Campus, as a basis for an enhancement program. Respondents were 320 high school students from first year to fourth year. The evaluation components prepared by the USPF's Electronic Learning Staff were in the areas of listening, reading, writing, and speaking with its corresponding standard points. The performance profile of the high school students using the e-learning as a supplementary method with reference to the different areas were identified. Students were given pre-test and post-test.
They were exposed to electronic learning method with a minimum of two hours every session. The student’s average per component were based on the performances as they underwent the different activities prepared to test their strengths and weaknesses in speaking the English language as based on their standard ratings. A posttest was given to evaluate the student’s performance in English after several exposures to electronic learning. T-test revealed that there is no significant difference in the performance of the high school students in the areas of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
The crude extract from the leaves of cat's whiskers (Orthosiphon stamineus) or watsichaw in Chinese was obtained by maceration process using 95% ethyl alcohol. Its effect on the microorganism, Staphylococcus aureus was deter- mined using sterilized filter paper discs and Petri dishes which were implanted with crude extract as the test material, using penicillin as the positive control and water as the negative control. The zones of inhibition were measured in millimeters using a ruler.
Analysis of variance revealed that there is no significant difference in the zone of inhibition between the crude extract and the positive control and there was a significant difference in the zone of inhibition between the crude extract and the negative control. The result of this study provides information that the crude extract obtained from Cat’s Whiskers inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus.
The nursing profession is changing rapidly because of nurse's attitude, beliefs, values in the workplace and people's demand and expectations. It has been offered borderless and more liberalized opportunities and challenges. It is the profession that is most in demand here and abroad that resulted in more nursing schools opened to cater the global need.
This study aimed to explore the perception and the extent of the performance of the nurse educator's role as perceived by the nurse clinical instructors and the nursing students. There were 143 respondents from the level IV nursing students and 10 clinical instructors. Researcher-made questionnaire was made as the instrument and it consisted of parts: (l) the profile and (2) perception of the respondents. The Five-point Likert Scale was used to rank the extent to which the roles: Clinical instructional, Faculty & Individual roles - were performed by the nurse clinical instructors.
The result of the study showed that the level IV students perceived the clinical instructors as always performing the three role categories of the nurse educator. Furthermore, the t-test revealed that there was no significant difference in the perceptions of the students and clinical instructors on the extent of the performance of the three roles of the nurse educator.
The study focused on the contributing factors to the failing grades of the third year high school students in Mabini Campus. Factors identified were; Teacher-related, School- related, Student-related and Parent/Home related factors. Failing grades were based on the student's first and second grading periods. A Questionnaire was used as the main instrument to gather the necessary data.
Using the t-test, it was revealed that there was no significant difference between the perception of the teachers and the students on the three factors, namely; teacher-related, school-related and student related factors, however, there was a significant difference on the parent/home-related factor. The Pearson R Product Moment Correlation revealed that there was a slight negligible relationship between the failing rate and the factors identified as perceive by the students in the four contributing factors to the failing grades identified.
The College of Engineering & Architecture wanting to adapt the global trends in technological process reevaluate itself in the areas Faculty and Laboratory Facilities. A descriptive survey was conducted to measure the two areas last October 2006 to determine its Faculty profile based on employment status, age, educational qualifications and their teaching & industry experiences and the status of the present laboratory set-up taking into account the space & room, lab apparatus & supplies and the maintenance & improvement schedule.
Two self-made questions were made available to gather the necessary data to gauge/describe the two areas under evaluation. Two faculty and 16 senior students each comprises the respondents for the three programs, namely Geodetic, Electronics & Communications and Architecture.
The results of the interpretation of the date revealed that in the faculty profile, most have full time status, generally young in age and have ample experiences both in teaching and industry. The faculty is weak in the field of educational qualifications. On the Laboratory status, the room & space, only the Geodetic program was Inadequate while the rest were rated Adequate. The laboratory apparatus & supplies were not applicable to the Architecture program. However, the other programs were judged Fairly Adequate. The three programs were unanimous on the maintenance and improvement aspect perceiving it as Fairly Adequate. A sustained three-year faculty and a two-year laboratory facilities' upgrading programs were recommended.
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