Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Counseling

Subject Categories

Educational Psychology | Religion


College of Liberal Arts


Theology and Religious Education

Thesis Adviser

Daniel Kroger

Defense Panel Chair

Jaime Belita

Defense Panel Member

Nancy C. Rayos
Ray Suplido FSC


This study was undertaken to enhance the coping behavior and wellbeing of the adolescents especially the Second Year students in Stella Maris College, in the Philippines. The total number of respondents of this study was one hundred eighty four students. Ninety-two students composed the control group and experimental group respectively. They belonged to age group 12-15.

The researcher prepared an Integrated Formation Program composed of selected topics from Formation Science/ Formative Spirituality, which were incorporated in the existing syllabus of Christology for the particular time. An experimental group of 92 took the Integrated Formation Program and a control group of 92 students had the existing syllabus.

To determine the efficacy of the Integrated Formation Program in enhancing the adolescents’ coping behavior and well-being, the researcher administered two standardized questionnaires for both groups as pre-tests before the Integrated Formation Program and the same tests were given to them as post-tests after implementing Integrated Formation Program.

This study used the quasi-experimental and descriptive method of research. The data were gathered, analyzed, and interpreted to determine the vi significant differences of the test results. The presentation of the results of this study has two parts. First, the quantitative findings and second, the researcher discussed the integrations of the lessons, content, the focused areas in adolescents life, the teaching style of the researcher, and the few important exercises which brought the significant and non -significant results of the findings.

The statistical treatments proved that the coping behavior and well-being of the control group were not significantly enhanced. Whereas, the coping behavior and well-being of the experimental group were significantly enhanced. The statistical treatment also proved that five of the subscales of well-being were significantly enhanced but one of the subscales was not.

Based on the findings, the researcher concludes that the Integrated Formation Program enhanced the adolescents’ coping behavior and well-being. Hence, the researcher recommends the use of the Integrated Formation Program in teaching Christology and encourages other teachers to adapt the Integrated Formation Program strategies in their respective subjects to help the adolescents.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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1 computer optical disc, 4 3/4 in.


Adjustment (Psychology) in adolescence; Spiritual formation; Jesus Christ--Person and offices

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