Mapping the emergence of interpersonal values during transgression: Inputs to teaching Filipino psychology and values education

2014 IJRSE – Volume 3 Issue 5


Rungduin, Teresita T.*
Research Center for Teacher Quality, Philippine Normal University, Philippines (

Rungduin, Darwin C.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Philippines (

Gravidez, Ivy Rose B.
Philippine Normal University, Philippines (

Devera, Christopher L.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Philippines (

Ronquillo, Paulene I.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Philippines (


This study aimed to identify the interpersonal values that emerge during transgression. Using the Filipino indigenous concept of kapwa (shared identity with others), specifically the ibang-tao/hindi ibang-tao (not one of us/ one of us) dimensions, the respondents were given two vignette stories whose transgressor is characterized in the two dimensions. They were asked to free list the values that they think can be identified in the vignette stories. Using thematic analysis the values were segregated based on ibang-tao (not one of us) and hindi ibang-tao (one of us) types of relationships. Results reveal that more interpersonal values are aroused in the hindi ibang-tao (one of us) type of relationship than the ibang-tao (not one of us) type. Specific interpersonal values were presented and discussed. Relationships formed were deemed important and values related to understanding and forgiving the person became salient. Implications to teaching values education with regard concepts of forgiveness and relationships, and Sikolohiyang Pilipino in relation to indigenizing concepts courses were mapped out.

Keywords: kapwa; transgression; values; ibang-tao/hindi-ibang tao



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