HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journalvol. 6 no. 1 (2019)

Knowledge of Social Studies as Predictor of Citizenship Behavior of Secondary Student Leaders of Butuan City, Philippines

Rodelio B Pasion

Discipline: Social Science



This study examine the level of knowledge, skills, attitude, and values of Social Studies as predictors of citizenship behavior namely: altruism; civic virtue; sportsmanship; conscientiousness; and courtesy of the secondary student leaders of Butuan City Division. The researcher employed a mixed method which is descriptive evaluative and quantitative design. The respondents of this study are the classroom officers comprising the four hundred (400) secondary student leaders of the empowered secondary schools of the thirteen (13) districts in the division. Considering the number of students, this bears the greater challenge for the teachers to deal with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values of the students in their day-to-day encounter in the classroom and the school premise. The researcher used an achievement exam to measure the knowledge, skills, attitude, and values in Social Studies and a survey questionnaire in gauging the Citizenship Behavior. Mean and Stepwise Regression were used in treating the problem. The findings of the study showed that of the four learning competencies in Social Studies only knowledge was found to be highly significant, and found to be the predictor of the Citizenship behavior of the secondary student leaders of Butuan City Division.