Achieving Social Resiliency: A Case Study on the Awardees of Bank of the Philippine Island's Most Outstanding Children of Overseas Filipino Workers

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 11:00 AM
Room: 501
Oral Presentation
Marian Coleen CAJANDING , University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
A significant amount of research discusses and concludes a mix of both positive and negative finding on the predicament faced by the children of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This implies that they remain resilient in spite of their situation; hence, there is a need to investigate how they become resilient. Using a case study design and Pierre Bourdieu's forms of capital guided by the concept of spiritual capital, this research takes a closer look in understanding social resilience based on unstructured interviews of ten awardees of Bank of the Philippine Island's most outstanding children of expat Pinoys. Quantitative and qualitative data gathered in this study were subjected to analysis with the aid of SPSS and QSR Nvivo respectively. Findings reveal that each of them achieved socially resiliency because every capital that was explored is stable and durable. However, this research recommends the theory and the topic of social resiliency for further studies.