Title

Cognitive perception of junior and senior high school students regarding diagnostic and therapeutic radiology

Date of Completion

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Radiology, Students, High School, Cognition

Abstract

The study utilized the descriptive method. Five hundred ninety (590) junior and 645 senior high school students from two (2) major public schools and three (3) major private schools in Imus, Cavite were selected through stratified sampling. A self-made questionnaire was used to obtain data. Statistical tools used were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, analysis of variance and t-test for independent means. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the respondents were female, junior high school level, came from public schools, had an average monthly family income of less than P10,000 and had no relative working in the hospital; 2) The respondents had very good cognitive perception regarding diagnostics radiology and good cognitive perception regarding therapeutic radiology. Overall cognitive perception of the respondents when the two areas were combined was very good; 3) Female respondents had significantly higher cognitive perception regarding diagnostics therapeutic radiology compared to male respondents. Cognitive perception of the respondents did not vary when they were grouped according to type of school. Respondents with no relatives working in the hospital had higher cognitive perception compared to those respondents with no relatives working in hospital. Respondents with higher monthly family income had significantly higher cognitive perception regarding diagnostics and therapeutic radiology.

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