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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Back to the grind

So okay, I passed the Final Thesis Defense. But of course that doesn't mean I can already bum around and just wait for graduation. There are still lots of work that needs to be done. Revisions.. revisions...revisions .. (I swear this is gonna be the last thesis I will have in my life: non-thesis programs from now on!).

Introduction/Conceptual Framework/Methods ~

1) Provide a backdrop of student dropout rate among DLSU scholars as a background of the study. Dropout Data in PH ( status: DONE! 

2) State the researcher's proposition why these variables were chosen specifically for this study - relate back to the Bean Model and Bempechat (1999) and relate to this persistence. status: DONE!

3) Explain how in previous studies the variable of parent's educational socialization has been identified status: DONE!

4) Clarify how the items were 'adapted' and used for item development - specify if items are added/deleted - discuss specifically how items were revised.  status: DONE! (need to add the original scales in appendix)

5) Present Rasch analysis on a per scale basis (all items pertain only to one variable) - results may be appended.  status: DONE! (review APA format for tables)

6) Report reliability values for each of the scales used - APA.  status:  DONE!

7) Report participants' profile (demographics - gender/age/year level).  status: DONE!

Phase 1: Quantitative Phase ~

1) Present descriptive results - means, SDs. status: DONE! 

2) Rationalize why there is an attempt to explain why there is a strongest vs weakest predictors - does not demand to run a separate regression for a single variable (i.e. parent's educational socialization in Table 4) when you could have done a hierarchical regression status: DONE!

3) Present correlations among variables to reflect relationships. status: DONE! 

4) There is no explanation of your r2 value in the regression model and to link this back to your theoretical model. status: DONE! 

Phase 2: Qualitative Phase ~

1) Review the themes/subthemes particularly (e.g. exemplars do not really reflect "goal orientation")' avoid using terminologies and may simply be descriptive. status: DONE!

 2) Expand the discussion for the qualitative results. status: DONE! 

3) Discuss why you opted to pursue that parents' educational socialization still in the quali when this was not a significant predictor - reevaluated results as to why there is no apparent significant relationship. status: DONE! 

 4) Label figures presented. status: DONE! 

Integration ~

1) Discuss the integrative framework more clearly - elaborate on what is meant by mediator variables - present the framework highlighting direct vs. distant relationships to student persistence

2) State more direct conclusions for the study  status: DONE! 

3) Discuss the implication of the study in terms of understanding the role/influences of student persistence in learning and the school environment status: DONE! 

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