Title

Coping mechanisms used by men whose partners are hospitalized for high-risk pregnancies

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Adjustment (Psychology), Pregnancy, Coping Behavior

Abstract

This study utilized the descriptive non-experimental research design.The respondents were 100 males aged below 15 to 49 years old, regardless of their family structure, religion, parity and educational attainment, monthly family income, employment status. The institutions that participated in the study were Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Ospital ng Maynila, General Emilio Aguinaldo Medical Center, and St. Paul City of Dasmariñas, Cavite. Respondents were selected using non-probability sampling. The research instrument was adapted and modified from Ways of Coping questionnaire (1985) by Richard Lazarus, PhD and Susan Folkman, PhD. Data was analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The research had the following conclusions: (1) most of the men whose partners were hospitalized for high-risked pregnancy were on the bracket of 15-40 years old, employed, attained secondary schooling, living in nuclear family, having their first baby, and with a monthly income of Php10,000 and below; (2) the men whose partners were hospitalized for high-risked pregnancy commonly used the coping mechanism planful problem solving and the search for meaning that illustrate deliberate problem-focused efforts to alter the situation, coupled with an analytic approach to solving the problem; (3) age, employment status, educational attainment, family structure, parity of the wife, religion, and monthly income did not affect the coping mechanism used by men whose partners were hospitalized for high-risked pregnancies.

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