Philippine Social Sciences Review, Volume 63, No. 1, Jan-June 2011, Ed. Eric Manalastas

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An Empirical Analysis of Research Trends in the Philippine Journal of Psychology: Implications for Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Jose Antonio Clemente


This archival study reviewed three decades’ worth of published psychology research in the Philippines in an attempt to determine the extent in which psychology in the Philippines has been reflective of the goals of Sikolohiyang Pilipino (SP). Using 219 empirical articles from the Philippine Journal of Psychology (PJP) as datasets, I argue that a) majority of published work in PJP can be considered as SP; b) there are different ways to contribute to SP research, with addressing social issues as the most popular; and c) work in the past three decades are still consistent with the goals of SP as a discipline and movement. The results are used as a springboard for a discussion on possible research directions for SP.

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