Social science concepts, social awareness, and leadership performance of student leaders
Ma Fe L Bearneza
The descriptive-correlation study determined the level of basic concepts, social awareness, and leadership performance of students-leaders in the external campuses of the West Visayas States University, Iloilo, Philippines for the school year 2014-2015. The respondents were the one hundred sixty-one (161) selected student leaders and twenty-four (24) advisers of the university and college students’ organizations. The researcher made instruments duly validated and pre-tested were employed to measure the social awareness and performance of student leaders. The final rating in a social science subject was used to measure the basic social concepts. The descriptive statistics were the mean and standard deviation, and the inferential statistics were Mann-Whitney test, Krusal Wallis test, and Pearson’s r set at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the present investigation are the following: Generally, the basic social science concepts of the student leaders was very satisfactory, however, when they were classified as to course, those are taking the board courses, had outstanding social concepts. When grouped according to year level, the third and fourth years had outstanding social science concepts. When classified as to organization, those who are involved in the university student council had outstanding social concepts. The social science awareness of the student leaders was very high regardless of sex, course, year level, and organization. There were significant differences in the basic social science concepts of student leaders classified as to sex and organization. There were no significant differences in social awareness of the student leaders when classified as to sex, course, and year level and no significant difference was noted when classified as to organization. There were no significant differences in leadership performance of student leaders classified as to sex, course, organization, and year level. There was no significant relationship existed between performance and social awareness.