Investigating the Dimensions for Understanding the Self: A Pilot Study (75216)

Session Information: Higher Education
Session Chair: Chen Kun

Saturday, 25 November 2023 13:50
Session: Session 3
Room: Room G (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Understanding the Self is a course offered for Tertiary Education in the Philippines. This pilot study was conducted to test the effectiveness and usability of the dimensions used in Understanding the Self as a framework for self-identity. As students constantly interact with society, they increasingly look for indicators of belonging. The self-identity framework, consisting of dimensions related to "Physical Self," "Material Self," "Sexual Self," "Spiritual Self," "Political Self," and "Digital Self," was used to encompass the key aspects of Understanding the Self. Participants (N=30), students participated in the study; they completed an online questionnaire comprising items from the different dimensions. Data were collected on participants' self-identity on various aspects of Understanding the Self. Cognitive interviews were conducted to gain insights into the participant's perceptions and understanding of the items used in the framework and its dimensions. Findings suggest that the framework demonstrates usability as participants reported finding the item wordings easy to understand and the dimension being measured understandable. Analysis reveals variations in response, but a relatively similar result, which was not unexpected, was observed. The feedback from the participants established the importance of context in trying to understand and respond to specific items in the questionnaire. The pilot study provided insights into the usability and effectiveness of the framework; further refinements are needed based on participants' suggestions and feedback. The study may be helpful as an essential step in developing a comprehensive tool for measuring self-identity under the Understanding the Self framework to explore different aspects of formation.

Sol Denamarca, Iloilo State University of Fisheries Science and Technology, Philippines
Bernie Bayogos, Iloilo State University of Fisheries Science and Technology, Philippines
Rizza Gumbao, Iloilo State University of Fisheries Science and Technology, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Sol Denamarca is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Iloilo State University of Fisheries Science and Technology in Philippines

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00