Title

Factors influencing the specialization preference among radiologic technology interns of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Radiologic Technologists, Internship Programs, Medical Specialties

Abstract

This study used a descriptive method of research. The respondents were 137 senior radiologic technology interns of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. The research instrument used in this study is a self-made questionnaire. Frequency, percentage and Chi-square were the statistical tools used in this study. The study concluded that, 1) most of the respondents are female and do not have parent/s who is a health professional. The most number of respondents have a monthly family income of Php15,915 to Php50,249; 2) majority of the respondents ranked personal factor as the most influential factor in the specialization preference of radiologic technology interns of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, followed by environmental factor, while economic factor was ranked as the least influential factor by the radiologic technology interns of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute; 3) The most number of respondents preferred radiation therapy as their specialization followed by digital/computed/conventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scan; 4) factors influencing the specialization preference of the respondents do not significantly vary in terms of gender, monthly family income and professional of the parents; 5) there is a significant difference in specialization when the respondents are grouped according to gender, the most number of female respondents preferred radiation therapy while male respondents preferred magnetic resonance imaging as their specialization. Respondents who have a monthly family income of Php50, 249 and below preferred digital/computer/conventional radiography as their specialization preference, while respondents who have a monthly family income of Php50,250 to Php 154,749 preferred magnetic resonance imaging as their specialization preference. However, there are no significant differences in the specialization preference of the respondents when they are grouped according to profession of the parents.

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