Factors associated with the career specialization preference among radiologic technology intern of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion


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Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Career Choice


A descriptive research design was used in the study. The study included 169 radiologic technology interns who are officially enrolled in the College of Medical Radiation Technology during the academic year 2016-2017. They were selected using stratified random sampling. The research instrument used in this study is a self-made questionnaire. This study also utilized frequency, percentage, chi-square and chi-square table reduction statistical tools. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions are drawn: 1) The majority of the respondents were female. Most of the respondents have a monthly family income of Php 10,000-39,000 (poverty level) and Php 60,000-99,000 (above average). Majority of the respondents have parents or relatives in allied health and/or medical field; 2) The associated factors with the career specialization preference of the respondents were the personal choice, hands on experience, clinical instructor/chief technologist, work difficulty, in-demand and income, and are included in the personal, environmental and economic factors but, with personal choice being the most associated; 3) Greater number of respondents preferred CT Scan followed by Ultrasound and Radiation Therapy respectively; 4) The factors associated with career specialization preference were the same regardless of their gender, monthly family income, and profession of relatives; 5) Most of the female respondents preferred Ultrasound while most of the male respondents chose CT scan as their career specialization. This concluded a significant difference in their career specialization preference when they were grouped according to gender. However’ the career specialization preference of the respondents was the same regardless of their monthly family income and Profession of Relatives; 6) The career specialization preferences of the respondents differ depending on the personal, environmental and economic factors that are associated with them but were the same when grouped by their environmental factors. There was a great significant difference seen when the career specialization preferences were grouped according to these factors.

First Advisor

Bessie C. Tallorin

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