Common Problems and Coping Strategies of Working Students of Usls
CHAPTER 1 Introduction Life is nothing but full of unpredictable endeavours; some who are blessed may not stay as wealthy while some have none are not permanently subjected to nothing. People make their own destiny with the decisions they make, their life progresses with the discipline they uphold and wisdom they strive to incur but most of all with the faith they live out for the rest of their lives. Take for example some of the famous actors such as Isco Moreno, Erap Estrada, Lito Lapid and etc. they are those who are born marginalized but with such effort they have achieved their goals and have become some of the few influential people in the country. In the University of St. La Salle, it is not unknown to us that the school extended its overwhelming presence to reach out to those who are in need and eager enough to finish one’s education. Some of the services that the school is offering are: categorized tuition, academic scholarship, and working student assistance scholarship.
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These programs have touched, transformed, and helped a lot of students for the duration of their college lives. Miss Praulaine Kay Beatingo Garcia, 20 years old, is a graduate of Commerce of Hospitality Management in the said University. Miss Garcia is the eldest in the family, and because of some difficulties she enrolled herself and offered her services as a working student in the HSC – AVRC of the University of St. La Salle for 5 years. Endowed with such qualities and knowledge she graduated March 2013 as a Magna Cum Laude.
Moreover, others such as, Cheryl Canja, Regine Agapin, Anne Genevieve Navales, Kevin Clyde Ong, Dick Ruselle Hofilena, are some of the few whom enjoyed the privileges of being a full time scholar under the working student assistant program. Being a working student is not a joke, there are many problems that a student may undergo in terms of his/her work, time management, school activities, school requirement, and etc. because of the presence of these problems the students uses several coping strategies for him/her to be able to surpass the demands of his/her environments.
Thus, the study aims to find out the most common problems and what are the coping strategies of working students of the University of St. La Salle. Statement of the Problem Scope and Limitation The study primarily focuses on determining the common problems and coping strategies of working students enrolled for Summer 2013 of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City. The availability of time plus the loads of other tasks and responsibilities carried by the students were among the restrictions covered in this study.
Also, given that a survey will be performed, the participants might not take it seriously and for this reason, will have minimal effect on the accuracy of the results. Significance of the Study Working Students. The study may provide the working students a level of understanding on the problems that other working students encounter and the coping strategies that they utilize. A feeling of acceptance and common bond with others who are going through the same difficulties may be established with the working students and learning from others’ experiences.
Teachers. Familiarity of the study would benefit the teachers through having an adequate knowledge of what they can do to facilitate the needs of working students. They could as well integrate classroom-based activities that could help in coping up the difficulties of these students. School. The school can moreover benefit from this study in a way the administrators may progress school programs. The school could propose new programs that would be able to attend to the needs of these students particularly assisting them with the common problems they encounter.
Through this study, the school could as a matter of fact implement programs geared towards the improvement and enhancement of working students Others. The coping strategies discussed in this study may influence and help others, not only working students, deal with problems that they encounter in school, at home or anywhere else in their lives. Definition of Terms Working Students. Coping Strategies. Problems. Frequency. Extent.