Title

Perception on the effects of distant siblings on the coping mechanisms of students in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Defense Mechanisms, Siblings, Brothers, Sisters, Family Relations

Abstract

This study utilized a descriptive purposive type of research. The respondents consisted of 100 freshman students from different colleges at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute and were chosen using purposive or judgemental sampling. A survey type of questionnaire served as the main instrument of gathering data and was adapted and modified from the study of "Assessing Coping Strategies : a theoretically based approach" by Carver C.S., Scheier M. F., & Weintraub J.K. (1989). Data was analysed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and t-test. The study concluded the following: (1) most of the respondents were 15 to 17 years old; female; Catholic; has 1-2 siblings, the youngest child in the family and was separated from their siblings for less than 1 year; (2) a great extent of coping mechanisms of the selected freshman respondents from the undergraduate courses in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute when grouped according to age, gender, number of siblings, rank in the family and time apart from their siblings for less than 1 year; (3) there were no significant difference in the perception on the effects of distant siblings on the coping mechanisms of the selected freshman respondents from the undergraduate courses in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute when grouped according to age, gender, number of siblings, rank in the family and time apart from the sibling/s except religious affiliation.

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