Available Online: 30 July 2021
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The main purpose of this study was to determine the level of well-being in terms of PERMA (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationship, Meaning, and Accomplishment) and resilience level among students during the pandemic in both quantitative and qualitative aspect. Local Colleges in the province of Batangas were the locale of the study. The PERMA Profiler, Brief Resilience Scale (BRS), and interview questionnaire guide were used in data collection. Statistical tools and interpretative phenomenological analysis were used to analyze the data collected. Findings revealed that students’ level of well-being in terms of PERMA were all in Normal Functioning and students’ resilience was also at a Normal level. It was also found out that there was a significant relationship between the level of well-being and resilience level of students. In terms of qualitative aspect, the superordinate themes that emerged were Mixed of Positive and Negative Emotions, Varied Activities during the Pandemic, Student’s Support System, Students’ Realizations of Life during the Pandemic, Students’ Accomplishments during the Pandemic, and Students’ Resilience and their Coping Strategies. In conclusion, students’ level of well-being was all in normal functioning and their resilience level is Normal because of the following reasons: students’ have positive emotions, they were able to seize every opportunity to engage themselves in different things, they have a strong support system, they were able to lead a purposeful and meaning life and they have a sense of accomplishment. As an output of the study, a mental health program anchored in the PERMA model was proposed.
Keywords: explanatory-sequential, PERMA, resilience, local colleges
Cite this article:
Platon, J. (2021). An explanatory-sequential approach on PERMA and resilience among students of local colleges in the province of Batangas. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(11), 49-63. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a030