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Research | SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Social Research Category

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Maria Paz Consuelo C. Dammay


It has been theorized that children with conduct disorder represent majority of children in conflict with the law, and that poor moral competence mediates the association between conduct disorder and antisocial behavior. This study aimed to present a profile of Filipino children in conflict with the law, determine the prevalence of conduct disorder in the sample, and investigate variables associated with conduct disorder. This was a cross‐sectional study conducted at San Mateo, Isabela with the ‘conflict with the law’ reported in the office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development. The procedure entailed an unstructured interview and questionnaire administration under the supervision of a registered psychologist. Questionnaire administered was the Sack Sentence Completion Test. Seven participants were included in the study, however, there were only one respondent who gave his consent and with significant findings/results as measured by the Sack’s Sentence Completion Test for this study. The respondent was a male adolescent with the age of 14 years old. Conduct disorder was associated with commission of violation, particularly theft, the presence of a substance use disorder, and a history of abuse. Conduct disorder was associated with high‐risk antisocial behavior and lower levels of moral competence.

Keywords: children in conflict with the law, juvenile delinquency, moral competence

Samuel R. Simon, Kristina Manaligod


This research covered the R&D milestone of the faculty of Isabela State University Cabagan. Results show that there is an increasing trend in the percentage of faculty involved in R&D from 2017 (24.37%) to 2021 (68.10%). Most of the faculty not involved in R&D belong to the rank of new Instructors and retirable Professors (>60 yrs old). The involvement of faculty in R&D among colleges has seen an increasing trend over four years, with CED holding the highest percentage of faculty involvement. The yearly publications in indexed journals except in 2019 are low compared to the number of researches completed yearly. Furthermore, attendance of faculty to scientific fora/conferences especially in international level is low. However, there is a significant increase in the number of Intellectual Property in 2021 (70 applications) registered and filed wherein majority were copyright, followed by utility models, trademarks, and patents. The number of researches completed since 2018 has decreased, along with the amount of external funding obtained by the campus from 2018-2020.

Keywords: faculty involvement, research and development, intellectual property

Rodel L. Asuncion


This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the extension program conducted by the College of Criminal Justice Education entitled "The College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) Traffic Safety Education Program: An Impact Assessment" for TODA Members at Xentro Mall, Anao, Cabagan, Isabela, conducted in August 2017 using the framework presented in Figure 2. The assessment focused on identifying and measuring the following variables: inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact (Simister, N.,2017). In the light of the findings of this study, the following conclusions were revealed. First, all of the recommended inputs, outputs, and activities conducted during the implementation of the project were identified by the beneficiaries as TSE program activities carried out by the CCJE. Second, the training's medium-term impacts revealed that the proposed medium-term impacts number 1, 3, and 4 have a frequency of 16 or 100 percent, while proposed medium-term impact number 2 has a frequency of 15 or 93.75 percent. Third, is the long-term effect of the training conducted, proposed long-term effects number 3, 4, 5, and 6 have a frequency of 16 or 100 percent, proposed long-term effect number 1 had the frequency of 14 or 87.5 percent while proposed long-term effect number 2 had the frequency of 12 or 75 percent. Fourth, the proposed best practices number 1, 2, 3 have a frequency of 16 or 100 percent while proposed best practice number for had the frequency of 15 or 93.75 percent. Fifth, proposed problems encountered during the implementation of the project, proposed problem number 2 "there are beneficiaries who did not finish the training due to conflict of schedule" has a frequency of 7 or 43.75 percent, while proposed problems number 3 and 5 "the place where the training was conducted is too far from the location of the TODA and the other participants in the training were not focused on the topics" have a frequency of 3 or 18.75 percent, while proposed problems number 1 and 4 "the time allotted for the training is not sufficient and other participants in the training were unfamiliar with traffic laws" have a frequency of 2 or 12.5 percent. Lastly, the lessons learned from the experiences of project beneficiaries. The proposed lessons learned from experiences 1–3 have a frequency of 16 or 100%.

Keywords: Traffic Safety Education (TSE), Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA), Beneficiaries, Impacts

Donald T. Sumad-on


Crime prevention remains as a top priority to ensure public security and safety among its residence. This research study is about the “Assessment on the Implementation of Community Based Crime Prevention Program” It aims to assess the Implementation of Community Based Crime Prevention by the PNP and the Community which comprises the Barangay Tanod, Barangay Officials and NGO’s. The researcher employed the purposive sampling technique with the used of questionnaires as a tool in gathering the data from the 30 Barangay officials and 30 barangay tanod within the Cauayan City, 10 members of the raiders club (NGO’s) and 15 PNP personnel of the City Police Station. The study concluded that the PNP personnel and the Community which comprises the Brgy Tanod, Brgy Officials and NGO’s reveals based on the findings of the study that they had the common goal to work for the prevention of crime within the City of Cauayan. However, recommendation was crafted based on the findings; (1) conduct quarterly seminars and trainings, (2) make a strategic plan to be implemented on the aspect of patrolling as this was one of the least observed on the extent of crime prevention program (3) annual training workshop among Barangay officials to include Barangay tanod on the aspect of leadership and self-defense to be funded by the LGU of Cauayan in order to provide the different equipment in crime suppression for crime prevention. Lastly, (4) the active participation of barangay volunteers or NGO’s should be encouraged through the leadership and management of the Barangay Chairman.

Keywords: barangay local government, crime prevention, community-based crime prevention

Higher Education Research Category

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Julie F. Espinosa, Renalyn P. Mora


This Tracer studies was conducted to enable our institution to get information on possible deficits in a given educational programmed which can serve as a basis for curricular improvement or enhancement which might help to broaden perspectives among administrators, faculty and students. Furthermore, it also served as benchmark in establishing a stronger partnership with various institutions and agencies for the possible employment of graduates and it also looked into the skills and competencies in teacher education provided during their undergraduate studies if these existing programs were still effective, adequate and relevant in responding to the rapid and complex changes as brought about by emerging developments. Lastly, it is a major requirement needed as compliance to SUC Levelling requirements, Compliance to program accreditation (AACCUP) and Certificate of Program Compliance (CHED) requirements and ISO certification. Data were collected using survey on Graduate Tracer Study to 67 graduates of Bachelor of Secondary Education from Batch 2015-2019 with their active social media and email accounts. Findings from the study revealed that their degree is relevant to their job and they are equipped with different skills to compete on the global market but still experienced tight competition and no immediate vacancy that causes for the delay in looking for their first job.

Keywords: Tracer Study, Employability, ISU Graduates, Teacher Education, Job satisfaction