HomeUNP Research Journalvol. 23 no. 1 (2014)

Intellective and Non-intellective Determinants of the Performance of the BSCE Graduates in the Licensure Examination

Susana P. Racadio | Isidoro E. Rusibin Jr. | Honorato L. Foronda



This study focused on the analysis of the intellective and non-intellective determinants of the BSCE graduates’ performance in the board examination. The descriptive-correlational method of research was utilized. The respondents were the 57 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering graduates who took the licensure examination in December, 2010. Frequency count and percentage was used to describe the intellective and non-intellective profile of the respondents and their performance in the licensure examination. Regression analysis was used to determine the relationship between the intellective and non-intellective factors and graduates’ performance in the board examination. Most of the respondents garnered high school general average of 85-89, with 80-84 college admission tests and a general average of 3.0 in the professional subjects. Majority of the respondents are 22 years old, male, graduated from public high school, have parents who are non-professionals and college graduates, live in urban areas and have family income that range from 10,001-15,000. Majority of the respondents got scores below 70 in the board examination. A significant relationship existed between the overall performance of the respondents in the board examination and the following: their performance in structural theory I and their type of residence. The College of Engineering should immediately implement the new curriculum as contained in the CMO no. 12 s. 2009 to bridge the curriculum gap. A similar study should be conducted to explore more on the attributes that affect the performance of the UNP graduates in the board examination.