Daryl chin R. Sombrio,
Neil Anthony S. Salatan,
Maylen A. Licatan
The study aimed to determine the influence of the level of perceived selfism to the level of aggressive tendencies among first year college students of Cebu Doctors' University. The study was conducted in Cebu Doctors' University located in Mandaue City, Cebu with 355 respondents from the College of Allied Medical Sciences, College of Rehabilitative Sciences, College of Optometry, College of Dentistry, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing. The study utilized the descriptive correlational survey method. The instruments utilized are Modified Selfism Scale (MNS) by Lea Sy and Dianne Calumpag adapted from Jerry Phares and Nancy Erskine and the Modified Aggression Questionnaire by Arnold H. Buss and Mark Perry. It was modified to fit the Filipino respondents.
The findings of the study, majority of three hundred twenty (320) respondents or ninety percent (90%) had a moderate level of perceived selfism, twenty nine (29) respondents or eight percent (8%) had high level of perceived selfism and six (6) respondents or 2 percent (2%) had low level of perceived selfism. On the level of aggressive tendencies, majority of the respondents had a moderate level, with a percentage of sixty eight percent (68%) or two hundred forty two respondents (242). Minority had high levels with a percentage of 5 percent (5%) or a frequency of nineteen (19) respondents. The study was tested using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation which obtained r=0.276. Having r=0.276 meant that there was a weak positive correlation between the levels of perceived selfism and aggressive tendencies.The p value of the result was lesser than 0.05.
The recommendations suggested the Guidance Office to organize activities and programs that will help the students developed a sense of initiative and concern for others welfare. For future studies, the researchers recommend to include a study on other self-defeating behaviour of narcissistic tendencies such as self-esteem, parenting styles or gender differences on narcissistic tendencies. On aggressive tendencies, studies on gender differences, impulsivity, risk-taking as well as engagement on vicious activities can be conducted.
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