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Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Humanities

ISSN 2985-0541 (Print)

ISSN 2985-055X (Online)

Ethics Position and Global Citizenship Identity of Selected First Year College Students of a Private Higher Educational Institution in Cavite

  • Dan Jefferson B. Lopez, Faculty Member, Political Science Department, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, Muntinlupa, Philippines, Email: danlopez@plmun.edu.ph


The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a significant relationship between the level of the ethics position and extent of global citizenship identity of selected first year College students of the Lyceum of the Philippines University Cavite. This study used two ethics positions which are idealism and relativism based on the Ethics Position Theory of Donelson Forsyth. Standardized questionnaires were utilized to measure the level of ethics position and extent of global citizenship identity, namely, the Ethics Position Questionnaire (EPQ) by Donelson Forsyth (1980) and Global Citizen Scale by Reysen and Katzarska-Miller (2013). Spearman Rank Order Correlation was used for statistical analysis of data. Findings show that both the levels of idealism and relativism have a significant relationship with the extent of global citizenship identity of the respondents. This revealed that the higher the levels of idealism and relativism are, the higher is the extent of the global citizenship identity. It is therefore recommended that higher education institutions offering the course Contemporary World should design activities and instructional strategies that will increase the level of idealism and relativism of students to effectively realize the objective of enhancing the global and cultural awareness skills of 21st Century learners.

Keywords: ethics position, idealism, relativism, global citizenship identity, the contemporary world

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DOI: 10.14456/rjsh.2022.17


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