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Factors Associated in Students? Completion in the Degree Master and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Planning and Management

Volume: 91  ,  Issue: 1 , December    Published Date: 25 December 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 401  ,  Download: 327 , Pages: 272 - 287    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1009111220212615


# Author Name
1 Sheryl V. Ompoc
2 Renato L. Base


The main objective of the study is to statistically determine whether the characteristics found in the graduate student's profile are associated with their completion of master?s and doctorate degrees in Educational Planning and Management. The findings would then be utilized as the basis for further enhancing the profile records of students enrolled in the said program. Likewise through a follow-up study to use such characteristics as predictors of students completing in getting a degree in Educational Planning and Management. Toward this end, the study used an archival research design. The study utilized all available documents relative to the profiles of students as they are archived in the Department of Educational Planning and Management. For reasons of confidentiality and ethical considerations, the study considers only the following characteristics from their profile, namely, gender, age, marital status, years of employment, employment type, and length of completion. The findings have shown that of these characteristics only gender was found to be significantly associated with the completion of master's and doctorate. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the Department should widen the coverage of the characteristics of students that should be included in their profile. As much as possible it should include socio-cultural and economic characteristics and psycho-emotional and intellectual considerations as well. In this way, the next profile of the entrants for the new curriculum, which at present is aptly named educational planning and administration will be more comprehensive and encompassing as compared to the previous one. Therefore, the more characteristics or indicators will be incorporated in the profiling of students, the more it becomes a valuable source of data that will not only be beneficial to the Department but very valuable sources for future study.


  • Educational Planning and Management; USTP; graduate school; Factors Associated to Completion of Master and Ph.D. Degree