Saturday, March 7, 2015

Free Short Quiz on Filipino Personality

1) It is a temporary and spontaneous but often recurring and unexplainable deviation from what is normal for
an individual, object, or event. To the extent that the deviation is considered temporary and unexplainable, it is a state or behavior regarded as trivial and not necessitating any significant action. It is a culturally accepted
venue of tension reduction to the Filipino propensity for delayed and indirect reactions to frustration and
instigation to aggression. The concept referred to is:
a) Pag-kaasar
b) Sumpong
c) Suya
d) Pag-kainis

2) The Filipino psychologist referred to in question #1 who also pioneered in the indigenous research approach of pagtatanung-tanong is?
a) Virgilio Enriquez
b) Rogelia Pe-Pua
c) Abraham Felipe
d) Rita Mataragnon

3) Except for one in the list below are disparaging descriptions of Filipino motivational characteristics:
a) bahala na
b) ningas kogon
c) manana habit
d) diskarte

4) Identified as a key concept in understanding Filipino personality, Fr. Bulatao describes it as a painful emotion arising from a relationship with an authority figure or with society, inhibiting self-assertion in a situation which is perceived as dangerous to one's ego.
a) Pagka-api
b) Dalamhati
c) Hiya
d) Lungkot

5) In a study by Church, Katigbak and Castaneda on the "Conceptions of Good Psychological Health and
Personality Functioning of Filipino College Students: A Multi-method Investigation, from the list below which method was not used:
a) questionnaire
b) interview
c) focused group discussion
d) rating

6) In the same study above (#5), several interpersonally-oriented categories rated high among the 
respondents closely resemble to  Lynch's "smooth interpersonal relations (SIR)" construct described as 
important Filipino value. Among the list below which one does not belong to the group:
a) concern for others
b) interpersonal warmth
c) effective and enjoyable social relations
d) tolerance of individual 


Church, T., Katigbak, M., & Castaneda, I. (2002) Conceptions of good psychological health and personality functioning of Filipino college students: A multi-method investigation. In A. Bernardo,  M. Sta.Maria, & A. Tan, (Eds.),  Forty Years if of Philippine Psychology (pp, 223-256). Quezon City, Philippines: PAP. 

Mataragnon, R. (2002). A conceptual and psychological analysis of sumpong. In A. Bernardo,  M. Sta.Maria, & A. Tan, (Eds.),  Forty Years if of Philippine Psychology (pp, 315-325). Quezon City, Philippines: PAP.

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