Academic Performance of Criminology Graduates and its Impact on the Licensure Examination for Criminologists

Authors : Manilyn Barco Barreda

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 5 - May

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Passing the licensure examination which is administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) one of the biggest accomplishments of all board program graduates here in the Philippines. This study aimed to analyze the Academic Performance of Criminology Graduates and its Impact on the Licensure Examination for Criminologists. Descriptive type of quantitative research method, documentary analysis employed to determine the academic performance of criminology graduates and the Licensure Examination for Criminologists. Mean and standard deviation were used to describe the academic performance and licensure examination. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was utilized to test the relationship between the graduate’s academic performance and licensure examination performance. The academic performance of the examinees who passed the licensure examination has a very satisfactory verbal interpretation based on the scheduled examination. all their weighted average mean were 85 and above. While those who unsuccessfully passed the exam have only 81 – 84.25 grade bracket which means they were consonantly in satisfactory verbal interpretation. The performance in the licensure examination for Criminologists of the examinees of SIT (passers and Non – Passers) showed that they have consonants; they have both high weighted averages mean in the subject areas of Law Enforcement Administration and Lowest average mean in the subject area of Correctional Administration. There is a negative weak correlation between the academic performance concerning licensure examination, the academic performance of the graduates who passed the licensure examination, and those who failed the examination, their correlation was moderately positively correlated with each other. Hence, Further study on evaluating the instructional design and assessment of the strategies of faculty handling major subjects in criminology program basis on cascading the intervention program for improvement of the student’s performance in 6 major subject areas in criminology board examination.

Keywords : Academic Performance, Criminology Graduates, Impact, Licensure Examination.


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