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Youth Participation on the Holistic Development and Leadership Skills of Sangguniang Kabataan

Volume: 149  ,  Issue: 1 , May    Published Date: 28 May 2024
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 119  ,  Download: 55 , Pages: 822 - 841    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001491520246526

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1 Amanda Daniel C. Catapang

Abstract

The main purpose of the study is to determine the relationship of youth participation on the Holistic Development and Leadership Skills of Sangguniang Kabataaan. Specifically, this study aimed: (1) to identify the demographic profile of the selected respondents in terms of age, gender, civil status, educational attainment, socio-economic status and position held (2) to measure the level of youth participation in terms of education, active citizenship, governance and health (3) to determine the level of holistic development in terms of cognitive, social, civic and physical and (4) to determine the level of leadership skills in terms of decision-making, problem solving, creativity and teamwork (5-6) to determine the significant difference in the holistic development and leadership skills of the Sangguniang Kabataan when grouped according to profile and (7) to determine the relationship of youth participation to the holistic development and leadership skills of the It involved 200 officials and members from selected barangays in Nagcarlan, Laguna, using a descriptive method. The findings reveal that the majority of respondents are aged 19-21, mostly male, single, senior high school graduates, and from low socioeconomic backgrounds, holding positions in SK or Katipunan ng Kabataan. Overall, youth participation across various domains like education, active citizenship, governance, and health was very high, as was the level of holistic development encompassing cognitive, social, civic, and physical aspects, alongside leadership skills including decision-making, problem-solving, creativity, and teamwork. Demographic analysis showed significant differences in leadership skills concerning gender, civil status, educational attainment, and socioeconomic status, while age and position held did not exhibit significant differences. Similarly, certain dimensions of holistic development such as physical, civic, and cognitive development were influenced by age and socioeconomic status, but not by gender, civil status, or position held. Furthermore, the study confirmed a significant relationship between youth participation and both holistic development and leadership skills within Sangguniang Kabataan. Consequently, the study suggests Sangguniang Kabataan can enhance their youth participation programs by incorporating diverse viewpoints, ensuring clarity and responsibility, and fostering effective communication. This would facilitate the development of robust activities that promote the holistic growth of young leaders. Additionally, by equipping the energy of youth engagement, Sangguniang Kabataan can nurture strong leadership skills among its members, benefiting both the organization and the broader community. Local government units can support this effort by organizing training programs focused on leadership, project management, communication, and advocacy. Policymakers should tailor their approaches to address the diverse developmental needs of different demographic groups, fostering fairer, more inclusive, and prosperous communities. Future research should explore the relationship between education levels and political leadership ability to inform policy decisions and improve political education strategies.

Keywords

  • Holistic development;
  • leadership skill
  • inclusive