Factors Associated with Licensure Examination Performance of Radiologic Technology Graduates
Franz Roi Talaroc, Ahmeda Ali, Mark Alipio *
College of Radiologic Technology, Iligan Medical Center College, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines; email@example.com (F.R.T.); firstname.lastname@example.org (A.A.)
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors influencing the licensure examination performance of Radiologic Technology (RT) graduates in a private higher education institution (HEI) in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. A retrospective study was conducted in which the academic records of 181 RT graduates in HEI under study who took the licensure examination during the 2015-2019 period, were analyzed. Nine academic and non-academic factors were examined, and their impact on the licensure examination performance was tested using simple and multiple linear regression analyses. Results revealed that Student Internship Grade (SIG), College Admission Test (CAT), and Terminal Competency Assessment (TCA) scores were the significant factors affecting the licensure examination performance of the RT graduates. This study concludes the need for the administrators and educators of HEI under study to be aware of the role that SIG, CAT, and TCA play in the licensure examination. These factors should be included in the college admission and retention policies, as well as in the formulation of education intervention programs, in order to improve RT graduates’ performance in the licensure examination.
Keywords: examination; internship; licensure; Radiologic Technology