Sunday, August 3, 2014

Result of the survey Handa ka na ba para sa Psychometrician Licensure Exam

Below is the result of the survey we conducted - Handa ka na ba para sa Psychometrician Licensure Exam. The survey first got a response on July 20 and the last was July 29, 2014. A total of 15 respondents answered the survey. The survey is now deactivated and we will reactivate it after 8 October 2014, the last day of the application for the Psychometrician Licensure Exam.

Initial response shows that as of July still many are not yet prepared as a proof only one of the 15 respondents got the notice of admission for the licensure exam. We observe that most of the respondents also are newly graduate, perhaps still undecided whether to take or not the licensure exam. We hope that these respondents will not do the last minute application. At least having delayed their application they benefited from the additional instruction from PRC like affixing documentary stamp to each of the 3 certificates of good moral characters and the provision of Certificate of Authentication and Validation (CAV) to TOR that does not have SO (special order). Check link here -  and the FB discussion here -

Majority (67%) of the respondents are familiar with the outcome-based assessment and 93% are confident they will pass the licensure exam. We at TR Reviewer believe of the self-fulfilling prophecy, if you think and firm on the thought you will pass then half of the effort of passing is done - the rest is hard work of preparation of reading, reviewing and exercising in test taking. So to our readers believe you will pass couple it with hard work and prayers, so be it - you'll be a registered Psychometrician!

Respondents consider Theories of Personality as the subject they will get a good grade and comparing it with the subjects they will get a poor grade validate their responses of the former question - Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Industrial Psychology. Our initial observation tells us that the confusion on the use of  DSM4 TR or DSM 5 compounds the difficulty of many on the Abnormal Psychology subject, as to Psychological Assessment many students of psychology are averse to math so they consider the subject difficult and for Industrial Psychology the lack of experience and exposure to a work settings among newly graduate will prove difficult compared to those already exposed and experienced to a work settings. Also another observation, among the different subjects up to this day the Philippines has not come up with a book or textbook on Industrial Psychology to think that many graduates tend to have a profession on an industrial setting compared to the clinical setting.

Although as to the subject respondents will have a good grade  many answered Theories of Personality and it is the same responses with Psychological Assessment.

The survey provides us input and will help us prioritize which review subjects to focus on and share with our survey respondents.

We hope to get back to the respondents after 8 October 2014 and see how many of them will take the licensure exam for Psychometrician.