Phenomenological Study

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Chapter 3 METHODOLOGY This chapter presents the design of the study particularly the research methods and techniques to be used, how the subjects are chosen, how the sample size is determined, the instrument to be used and their validation and the data analysis scheme. Research Design A qualitative method of research in the form of a phenomenological study was used in this research. A phenomenological research method is a type of qualitative research that mainly concentrates on the experience of a certain people or group. It aims to identify what type of phenomenon occurs and how the individual handles it (Creswell, 2013). The study recognized the solutions in the common demanding challenges experienced by the mentors towards their mentees…show more content…
The participants were current peer facilitators and have atleast two semesters of mentoring experience. Participants’ Profile The researchers interviewed seven peer mentors of Student Welfare Services from courses BSMT namely Mdmn. Dionel L. Alfaro, Mdmn. Jan Renzwin B. Ambata, Mdwn. Jonabelle B. Cambe, Mdmn. Mark Owen P. Bermas, Mdmn. Mark Francis M. Dalafu, Mdmn. Ralph Vincent C. De Guzman, and from BSCA Ms. Jhonafel S. Jordan. The participants’ ages range only from 18-19 years old with 2-3 semesters of mentoring experience. In terms of mentees handled, the population ranges from four up to eight mentees. Research Instrument In the formulation of the research instrument, the researchers used a researcher-constructed interview questionnaire in gathering data. An interview questionnaire is a set of printed or written questions devised for the purposes of interview that will be given to interviewees involved in the study. The data gathered were considered as a confidential material. The first part consisted of the challenges experienced by the mentors in terms of time management, building rapport with the mentee, and the involvement of the mentee. The second part consisted of the strategies used by mentors to overcome the challenges. The third part consisted of the contributions of the mentoring program to the mentors. The prepared interview questionnaire underwent content validation by…show more content…
Gertrudes L. Villalon Ph.D, CSAP, CSCOP, RP, FRIPsych – Head, Student Welfare Services of AIMS, Ms. Rhenell I Punzalan RPm -- Psychometrician of AIMS, Mr. Reyson Legaspi – Guidance Associate of AIMS. The interview questionnaires were then sent to the validators for approval and were recollected two days after. After the validation and approval, the researchers then constructed permission letters that were signed by the research adviser and were sent to the participants for the execution of the interview. The researchers then communicated with the target participants in scheduling the date of interview. Originally, there were two target participants involved in the study but due to sudden changes in their schedule the appointed interviews were cancelled. Two target participants were then sought as replacement. The participants were current peer facilitators ages 18-19 who have had two to three semesters of mentoring experience and an average of four to eight mentees handled. A semi-structured interview was conducted to the participants from the dates February 13, 15, and 19, 2018 at Asian Institute of Maritime Studies. Before the schedule of the interview, the researchers asked permission from the participants to record the interview for the purpose of transcribing the voice data for the presentation of the informations gathered. The interviews lasted on an average of 20 minutes

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