Title

Relationship between the level of hope and the level of self-esteem of clients with spinal cord injury in Tahanang Walang Hagdanan

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Spinal Cord Injuries, Self Concept, Hope

Abstract

This study utilized a descriptive, correlational non-experimental type of research design. Using purposive sampling technique, 39 respondents with spinal cord injury in Tahanang Walang Hagdanan were selected. The instruments used in data gathering were Hind’s Hopefulness Scale and Roenberg’s Self-esteem Scale, which are checklist type of questionnaires. Data was analyzed through percentage distribution, mean, t-test, f-test or one way ANOVA and Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient. The study concluded that, 1) Most of the respondents were in the middle adulthood stage of life, male, high school graduate or have reached secondary level, married, Catholic, and has a monthly income of P10,000 and below; 2) The overall mean level of hope of all respondents was 2.15. It revealed that clients with spinal cord injury have a high level of hope despite their condition; 3) The overall mean level of self-esteem of all the respondents was 2.01, which means that the clients with spinal cord injury have a high level of self-esteem despite their condition. Clients with high self-esteem tend to have less difficulty in dealing with the environment and generally feel secure about themselves; 4) There is no significant difference on the level of hope of the respondents when grouped according to age, educational attainment, civil status, and religious affiliation. However, there is a significant difference on the level of hope of the respondents when grouped according to gender and family income; 5) There is no significant difference on the level of self-esteem of the respondents when grouped according to age, educational attainment, civil status, religious affiliation and family income. However, there is a significant difference on the level of self-esteem of the respondents when grouped according to gender; 6) There is no significant relationship between level of hope and level of self-esteem of clients with spinal cord injury. This means that the level of hope is not a predictor of the level of self-esteem of clients with spinal cord injury and vice versa.

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