The Attitudde and Performance of the Cadets of Maritime Instutution during Shipboard Training: An Assesment

Abstract

The study was conducted to measure the performances of the cadets of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) during their shipboard training. The feedback coming from the ship officers are vital to determine and evaluate the performance of the MAAP cadets and to make necessary actions and adjustments prior to their embarkation. Shipboard Training is the one year practicum component of the four-year Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT)/ Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE) program. Self-made questionnaire was made to determine the performances of the cadets based on the perceptions and evaluations of their officers on board. The questionnaire was divided into five (5) areas of concern namely: attitudes towards work, attitudes towards colleagues, knowledge towards work, behavior and physical attributes. A total of one hundred five (105) cadets currently on board participated in the research and three hundred twenty (320) ship officers answered the questionnaire. Among the five (5) areas of concern, the attitudes towards colleague got the highest score with very favorable attitudes/ behavior. While knowledge got the lowest mean with favorable attitude/ behavior. It also shows that there is no significant difference on the perception of the evaluators when grouped according to position. However, when the evaluators were grouped according to nationality, there are significant differences in terms of attitudes towards colleagues and behavior.



Author Information
Jose M. Barlis Jr., Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines
Josefin D. Fajardo III, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines
Kathy Dimog, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines
Marise M. Barlis, Mariveles National High School, Philippines
Marijoy B. Mendoza, Mariveles National High School, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Professional concerns

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