Title

The level of awareness of couples regarding family planning at Barangay Pandaras San Fernando, Pampanga

Date of Completion

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Natural Family Planning Methods

Abstract

The study used the descriptive method. The respondents were 145 couples residing at Barangay Pandaras, San Fernando, Pampanga using purposive sampling . The self-made instruments used were the three-point Likert scale patterned from different studies. Chi-square, frequency, mean, percentage, standard deviation, and Mann-Whitney test were the statistical tools used in the study. Based from the findings, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) Majority of the female respondents are from age 20-30 and most of the male respondents are teenagers or below 20 years old; (2) All of the respondents were Roman Catholics; (3) With regard to educational attainment, majority of the respondents reached the primary level; (4) Most of the respondents’ family monthly income falls under P5,000-P10,000; (5) Majority of the female respondents are housewives. Almost all male respondents are working outside their homes and most of them are permanently working as farmers; (6) The level of awareness of male and female respondents regarding family planning at Barangay Pandaras, San Fernando, Pampanga still needs to be updated; (7) The age of the female respondents and employment status of male and female respondents were not significant determinants in the level of awareness regarding family planning; (8) Age of males and educational attainment and monthly family income of both genders were significant determinants in the level of awareness of the respondents regarding family planning.

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