Perception on child abuse by selected level for high school students of Immaculate Conception Academy Ibayo Campus Dasmariñas, Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Child Abuse, High School Students


The study used the descriptive method of research. A sample of 60 respondents comprising of level 4 high school students were drawn using the convenience sampling method. The questionnaire developed by the researchers was utilized and the statistical tests applied in the study were frequency and distribution, mean, t-test and analysis of variance via F-test. The following conclusion were drawn: 1) According to age, sex, and ordinal position, majority of the respondents were first-born female aging from 15-16 years old. At this age, the person is in the borderline between childhood and adulthood which is why they have different views regarding child abuse. Majority of the respondents were female students because they tend to be more sensitive and they are more likely to be abused. The first-born children tend to be more responsible and are likely to understand the topic more because of their experience in taking care of their younger siblings; 2) With regards to emotional abuse, the most perceived was depriving the child of a certain object/person due to the fact that a person at the age of the respondents tend to become emotionally attached to certain objects/person to the point that these become vital in meeting their developmental tasks. In terms of physical abuse, the most perceived was slapping the child due to what is seen in television and movies wherein the antagonists deliver the physical punishments where slapping is the most common form and the protagonists are on the receiving end of the act. In terms of sexual abuse, the most perceived was forcing a child to do lascivious acts because of the high incidence of rape and incest wherein children are the usual victims. In terms of neglect, the most perceived was depriving the child of education. This is because the youth today recognize that education is important and plays a vital role in determining the child’s future whether it be good or bad; 3) There is no significant difference in the mean level of perception of selected students when they were grouped according to age, sex, and ordinal position. This implies that the perception of selected students on child abuse were the same when the respondents were grouped according to age, sex, and ordinal position.

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