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Social Interaction And Psychological Well-Being Among The Young Adults Of Indigenous Cultural Communities Or Indigenous Peoples Of Iriga City, Camarines Sur.


Fermin P. Curaming,
Johnly B. Lorca,
Rolando S. Elicay

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Ateneo de Naga University


The present study explored and investigated the dynamics of the Social Interaction and Psychological Well-being respectively of the young adult members of the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples in Ilian Tribal Settlement, San Nicholas, Iriga City, Camarines Sur. 15 male and 15 female young adults were randomly chosen as respondents of the study which utilized both qualitative and quantitative research methods separately. Study 1 delved into the dynamics of the male and female Social Interaction using grounded theory. Employing Participant Observation the researchers, together with two inter-raters, lived with the Indigenous People for two weeks and recorded data on their Field Notes based on the Behavioral Checklist for Participant Observation. Then, they conducted two separate Focus Group Discussions followed by Combined Photo-Elicitation and In-depth Interviews. Consensual Qualitative Research was used for data analysis through a primary team whose outputs were re-analyzed by three auditors. The results revealed that both males and females have similarities and differences in their dynamics of Social Interaction. Females tend to take care of the family, communicate emotionally, and confront conflicts. Males tend to provide material needs of the family, discuss plans, and avoid conflicts. Both of them mentioned family as a source of happiness. Study 2 investigated the levels of Psychological Well-being and its differences between males and females using a researcher-made test named Jofé Psychological Well-being Scale. The study revealed that majority of males and females have high level of psychological well-being and there was no significant difference in the psychological well-being between the male and female respondents (t (28) = 0.561, p > ,05). Study 1 and study 2 were integrated forming an emerging framework that showed the interplay of social interaction and psychological well-being in the self and others. Lastly, the study offered interpretations, implications and recommendations based on its findings.



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