July 2021

VOlUME 04 ISSUE 07 JULY 2021
New Terminologies among Millennials: Upshot of Coin age
1Gilda E. Deguma, Ed.D., 2Divine Grace B. Magtiza, Mat
1Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College Main Campus, Estancia, Iloilo, Philippines
2Estancia National High School, Estancia, Iloilo, Philippines
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijsshr/v4-i7-22

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This descriptive research aimed to determine the use of new terminologies among millennials as the upshot of coinage in the municipality of Estancia, Iloilo, Philippines for the year 2017-2018. The 150 purposively-selected participants were classified as to gender, profession, generation, and area of residence. A 60-item researcher-made questionnaire and three interview questions were utilized. The statistical data gathered were analysed using Cronbach’s Alpha, deviation all set at 0.05 level of significance. When the participants were taken as an entire group, they mostly used the new terminologies “occasionally”. There was a significant difference in the use of new terminologies among participants and they revealed that the coinage was based on an experience or at an impulse; share new terminologies with friends and classmates or by social media; accepted the changes in the language because they believe that language is dynamic and as millennials; and considered this change as part of their generation.


New terminologies; Millennials; Coinage: Generation; Communication


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