Dissertation Abstracts

The Educational Experiences and Identity Affiliation among Muslim High School Students in Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines

Author: Crisanto Q Regadio, crisanto.regadio@dlsu.edu.ph
Department: Behavioral Sciences Department
University: De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines
Supervisor: Dr. Melvin A. Jabar
Year of completion: In progress
Language of dissertation: Pilipinas

Keywords: educational experiences , central identity , social identity , self
Areas of Research: Youth , Education , Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations


The “self” is a multi-dimensional construct. Individual identifies one aspect of the many selves to be the most salient or central. Social interactions influence the invocation of an individual’s identities and the centrality of identity affiliation. This public dissemination presents the results of a study examining the level of ethnic, religious and national identity affiliations among Muslim high school students. Additionally, this study explores the nexus between the relational dimension of educational experiences and the level of identity affiliation. The relational dimensions include student-teacher relationship (STR), student-classmate relationship (SCR), membership in student organizations and participation in student activities. The study also examines the influence of personal, parent and family characteristics to the quality of educational experiences. Data of the study came from a survey of 520 randomly selected students from traditional Madaris, integrated Madaris, and public secular schools in South Cotabato, Philippines.