Title

Level of hope and quality of life of prisoners in New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City

Date of Completion

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Hope, Quality of Life, Prisoners

Abstract

This study used the descriptive correlational method. A total of 361 prisoners were chosen using purposive sampling. The instrument used to measure the quality of life was adapted from the study of Morales, Santarin, David and Aguilar (2005). The level of hope was measured using the instrument adapted from Herth (1998). The statistical treatments used were frequency, mean, percentage, standard deviation and f-test. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents were above 50 years old, married, reached elementary education, were visited once a month by their family and were imprisoned for several years; 2) The respondents had a high level of hope despite their condition in prison; 3) The overall quality of life by prisoners in New Bilibid Prison was high regardless of their situation inside the prison cell; 4) No significant differences were found in the overall level of hope of prisoners when they were grouped according to age, civil status and educational attainment. Frequency of visit of families, relatives and friends and length of stay inside the prison affected their level of hope; 5) The respondents’ quality of life was not influenced by the demographic factors. There were only certain factors of quality of life that affects the level of hope of the respondents such as the frequency of visit they attained from their families, relative and friends as well as their length of stay inside the prison.

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