Filipino millennials see themselves as career-driven, confident, and earth-loving.
This is the result of an online survey conducted by the social news network, Rappler.com, which aimed to characterize the Filipino millennials.
The study, which ran from 19 August to 1 October 2016, was participated in by 612 millennials across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the respondents belong to the late 20s age group while 53 percent of them hailed from the National Capital Region (NCR).
When asked how they will describe the Millennials in one word, respondents depict themselves as ‘confident,’ ‘driven,’ ‘self-centered,’ ‘ambitious,’ and ‘passionate.’
The majority of the interviewees described their goals as ‘ambitious’ while the others used the words ‘success’, ‘high’, ‘financial stability/money’, and ‘career’.
When it comes to priorities, the top response was ‘career’, followed by ‘self,’ ‘family’, and ‘studies’. Surprisingly, the fifth top word to describe priorities was ‘confused’ — it means were still confused what their priorities are.
Most of the respondents defined success as ‘following passion’, however, the majority of the respondents in their late 30s described success as ‘financial independence’.
Other respondents defined success as a combination of the two previously mentioned statements.
If given a chance, 84 percent of the respondents preferred to work abroad, with those in their late 30s as the most interested.
Though they prioritized career and finances, the respondents believe that millennials still want to marry and have kids.
To be able to travel is the top most reason of the millennials why they are saving up their money. Respondents also expressed their interest in joining projects for a cause and participating in advocacy.