Bolstering efforts to disseminate relevant and groundbreaking findings, three faculty-administrators presented their research papers in international conferences.
Ms. Eileen S. Cambe, MAPsy, Head of the Human Resource Development Office and faculty of the College of Liberal Arts-Department of Psychology, presented her study entitled “FOMO: Influence of Social Media on the Self-Esteem of Liberal Arts Students” at the 8th Metro and South Universities and Colleges Research Congress on September 18, 2019 at Taguig City University.
Ms. Cambe’s study shows that college students maintain social media accounts, especially Facebook, as a means to stay connected with their friends. Maintaining this connection, the respondents ensure support for one another and stay updated on their activities
Meanwhile, Ms. Genezelle Magno-De Guzman, MBA, Assistant to Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Elmer B. De Leon and faculty of the College of Business Administration, shared findings on her paper “Skills Inventory of Olivarian Staff in line with their Duties: Bridging Gaps Addressing Mismatch” during the 2019 edition of the Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE) Convention and International Conference on September 19 and 20, 2019 at Hotel Jen in Pasay City.
The study found that Olivarian staff “possessed average skills on instrumental, interpersonal, imaginal, and system” and pushed for the adoption of a job matching inventory matrix.
Furthermore, the Director of the Center for Research and Publications Dr. Conrado F. Vidal Jr. presented two of his papers in separate conferences.
Dr. Vidal shared his research “Vocabulary learning (VL) attitudes and strategies of college freshmen: Inputs to proposed vocabulary development program” at the 2nd EFL Asia International Conference on Research and Publication on November 8 to 10, 2019 in Clark City, Angeles, Pampanga.
According to its abstract, the study found “a need to further enhance VL attitudes and beliefs if the teachers and the College expect a significant improvement in English language communicative skills among tertiary students.”
He also presented another paper, and this time, in the 20th Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) International Conference on Business, Education and Public Health on November 19 and 20, 2019 in AIIAS, Silang, Cavite.
The study of Dr. Vidal on “Faculty attitude toward research pursuits: Blueprint to a model of faculty research productivity and vitality” explored into the attitudes of faculty of Olivarez College toward research and research undertaking.