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Belinda V. De Castro

Mathematician Educator, National Research Council of the Philippines (2014)

Expertise: Mathematics Education, Government and International Policies, Philippine Tourism, Critical Issues in Basic Education, Nursing Education, Educational Management, Tourism and Nursing Education Research

Dr. Belinda V. de Castro is recognized for her important contributions in the field of Mathematics currently the cluster head of the education group of the Research Cluster on Culture, Education and Social Issues (RCCESI). In her capacity as a researcher, she had been given several awards: 2014 National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) Achievement Awardee, Dangal ng UST Best Published Work Awardee in 2011 and 2015 (Social Science and Education Category), Silver Series awardee in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010; Gold Series awardee in 2012 and International Publication awardee in 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2012. To date, she had a total of twenty-one (21) international and three (3) local publications in the fields of shadow education, mathematics education and educational management. She is the managing editor of the Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy (AJERS) since 2009 and one of the editorial board members of the Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research (AJTHR) since 2007. She holds a Doctoral degree in Educational Management (2011 Magna Cum Laude), Masters of Science degree major in Mathematics Education (2000 Summa Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Science degree major in Actuarial Mathematics (1984) from the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas. She is a professor at the UST College of Commerce and Business Administration handling Research Methodology for Human Resource Management and mathematics courses such as Statistics, Algebra, Mathematical Analysis in Business, Quantitative Techniques and Mathematics of Investment. She had also been a faculty researcher and statistics consultant of UST’s Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD) since 2001. She had been invited as resource person on topics such as Conjoint Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling, Statistics for Research with SPSS and Analyzing Quantitative Data. As a faculty of the university, she had been assigned to various tasks as math coordinator, AdHoc committee member, scholarship committee chair, SWDB member, faculty club officer and USTGS Ethics Review Committee member. She is currently an invited reviewer of four international journals, Asia-Pacific Education Review, Education Research Journal, Current Issues in Education and Mathematical Thinking and Learning. She is also affiliated in various organizations such as the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Comparative Education Society of the Philippines (CESP, Board Member), Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE), Philippine Council of Mathematics Teachers (MATHTED) and the Mathematics Society of the Philippines (MSP).

Affiliation

Faculty Researcher ( Asst. Professor 3), Center for Educational Research and Development, Rm 201 Tomas Aquinas Research Complex, UST, Manila

Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research

Managing Editor, Asian Journal for Educational Research and Synergy

Statistics Consultant, Mathematics Review and Consultancy Center

Association

    • Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research (AJTHR), Editorial Board
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Regular Member

Employment

    • Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research-, Editorial Board Member
    • Asian Journal for Educational Research and Synergy-, Managing Editor

Research

    • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Developed Cognitive Models for Fraction Multiplication and Division. Asia-Pacific Education Review. ISSN 1598-1037. [Completed]
    • Filipino nurses' migration and deployment (1988-2006): A time series analysis [Completed]
    • Filipino adolescents' familiarity level, attitudinal disposition and preferences for heritage sites visits [Completed]
    • First-time and repeat visitors' motivation, satisfaction and problems encountered in three parks and wildlife in the Philippines [Completed]
    • Understanding motivation of repeat local visitors in a year-round thematic festival in the Philippines: Implications to festival loyalty [Completed]
    • Home away form home: international inbound tourists' motivations and difficulties during Christmas Holidays in the Philippines [Completed]
    • Statistics Anxiety and Misconceptions: University Students Investigated [Completed]
    • Exploring Children's Conceptual and Procedural Understanding of Zero and Infinity Basic Education Level Students Investigated [Completed]
    • Graduate employability as a dimension of quality assurance in education: the case of a multidisciplinary university [Completed]
    • Filipino school children's recognition and appreciation of traditional and non-traditional games: are there lessons to be learned? [Completed]
    • Filipino pre-service teachers' misconceptions on family involvement: Implications for teacher education [Completed]
    • Filipino college students' travel behavior, motivation and conception of destinations during school breaks [Completed]
    • The two sides of a coin: Filipino tourism students' motivation and multisectoral views and misconceptions of the tourism field [Completed]
    • Understanding the Philippines as a tourist destination: a triadic lens of international students' images, attitudes and dilemmas [Completed]
    • Shopping preferences, frequency and spending power of international outbound tourists in the Philippines [Completed]
    • A look into the Australian tourists' travel motivation and pre-and post images of the Philippines as a destination [Completed]
    • Understanding inbound and outbound tourists trend in the Philippines (1986-2005): The Use of ARMA in Tourism Research [Completed]
    • From maze to craze: Profiling the employability of tourism graduates in a Philippine comprehensive university [Completed]
    • Shadow Education in the Philippines [Ongoing]
    • Coming Out of the Void: From Nullity to Certainty in Research Writing [Ongoing]
    • Shadow Education : What it is and what it is not [Completed]
    • Push and pull factors affecting Filipino students' shadow education (SE) participation [Completed]
    • From scratch to notch: Understanding private tutoring metamorphosis in the Philippines from the perspectives of cram and formal school administrators [Ongoing]
    • Proliferation of shadow education institutions (SEI's) in the Philippines [On-going]
    • Determining attributes affecting shadow education (SE)behavioral intentions using structural equation model(SEM) [Ongoing]

Papers Presented

    • Statistics anxiety and misconcepcion: University students investigated, International Conference in Mathematics Education (MATHED), University of San Carlos, Cebu City
    • Statistics Anxiety and Misconceptions: University Students Investigated, University Research Month, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
    • Filipino nurses' migration and deployment: A time series analysis, International Conference on Evidence Based Practice in Nursing: Paradigms and Dialogue, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
    • Filipino nurses' migration and deployment: A time series analysis, University Research Month. University of Santo Tomas, Manila
    • Taxonomy of Filipino teacher's bumpy moments: A convergence of student, beginning, and experienced teachers' views, University Research Month, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
    • Segmenting Shadow Education (SE) Participation of Filipino Basic Education Students, UST Graduate Research Colloquium, Graduate School, UST, Manila
    • Segmenting Shadow Education (SE) Participation of Filipino Basic Education Students, PSERE 17th Annual Convention, Centro Escolar University, Manila

Education

    • University of Sto Tomas, Manila, B.S. Math major in Actuarial Science
    • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, M.S. in Mathematics Education, 2000
    • University of Sto Tomas, Manila, Ph.D. Educational Management (on-going)

Publication

    • de Guzman, A.B., de Castro, B.V., Aquino, K.A.B., Buenaventura, M.A.R., Duque, ,A.C.C., (2007) Filipino parent's school choice and loyalty:a factor analysis
    • Educational Research for Policy and Practice
    • Paderanga, S.M.B., Pagsuyuibn, MS.S., de Castro B.V., Guzman, A.B., (2007) Nurses' assessment of the authoritative and facilitive roles of clinical supervisors in the Philippines
    • Asian Journal of Nursing Volume 10, No. 2
    • de Castro, B.V., (2007) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Developed Cognitive Models for Fraction Multiplication and Division
    • Asia-Pacific Education Review, ISSN 1598-1037
    • de Castro, B.V., de Guzman, B.,, (2006) Segmenting Motivation
    • Annals of Tourism Volume 3, No. 3
    • de Castro B.V., (2009 D) Statistics anxiety and misconceptions: University students investigated
    • Asian Journal for Educational Research and Synergy Volume 1, No. 2
    • de Castro, B.V., et al., (2009 S) Home away from home:International outbound tourists' motivations and difficulties during christmas holidays in the Philippines
    • Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research Volume 3, No. 2
    • de Castro, B.V., (2008) Occurrence of PSP-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamiyavanichii in Bingo-Nada, the central coastal water of the Seto Inland Sea Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
    • Marine Pollution Bulletin Volume 56
    • de Guzman, A.B., de Castro, B.V., Pagdonsolan, NA L., Pagulayan, (2007) Filipino nurses' migration and deployment: a time series analysis
    • Nursing Outlook (Impact Factor .725)
    • de Castro, B.V. & de Guzman, A.B., (2007) Understanding motivation of repeat local visitors in a year-round thematic festival in the Philippines
    • Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research,
    • Paderanga, SM V., Pagsuyuin, MS S., de Castro, B.V. & de Guzman, A.B., (2007) Staff nurses assessment of the authoritative and facilitative roles of clinical supervisors in selected hospitals in the Philippines
    • Asian Journal of Nursing Studies. (Scientific Communications International Limited, Hongkong

Trainings

    • PSERE 17th Annual Convention, 2009 My 21-23, Centro Escolar University, Manila
    • International Conference on Evidence Based Practice in Nursing: Paradigms and Dialogue , 2007 Ap 19-21, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
    • UST Graduate Research Colloquium, 2009 S 19, Graduate School, UST, Manila