University of Bohol Multidisciplinary Research Journal <p>Discipline: Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary<br />Publisher: <a style="text-decoration: initial; color: #094c6c;" title="University Of Bohol" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">University of Bohol</a></p> University of Bohol en-US University of Bohol Multidisciplinary Research Journal 2350-7853 Lifestyle Among Hypertensive Individuals During the Pandemic in Dao District Tagbilaran City, Bohol <p style="text-align: justify;">Hypertension is a condition where the force of blood that pushes the walls of the blood vessels is often too high. It is considered a "silent killer" that affects 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women. This study utilized the quantitative descriptive-correlational design to determine the lifestyle of one hundred (100) randomly selected hypertensive individuals aged from 21-60 years old in Dao district, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, with the aid of the study questionnaire. It delved into the demographic profile and the Levels of lifestyle employed by the respondents in terms of Diet, Exercise, Stress, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption. Results revealed that most of the respondents were females, married, 25-29 years old, and 50-54 years old. Data further showed that respondents have a very good lifestyle regarding alcohol intake and stress management and only have a good lifestyle in exercise and diet. When data were subjected to the Spearman rho test and chi-square, it was found that there is a significant relationship between the age and the level of lifestyle employed by the respondents.</p> Vic Angelo Barbarona Alexa Lagumbay Kaye Basilad Leah Pongase Shanjay Bolongaita Ella Arsenia Torculas Jill April Dumapias Bonnibella Jamora Copyright (c) 2022 Vic Angelo R. Barbarona,  Alexa T. Lagumbay, Kaye L. Basilad, Leah H. Pongase, Shanjay R. Bolongaita, Ella Arsenia Torculas, Jill April N. Dumapias, Bonnibella L. Jamora 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 1 19 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.59 Lived Experiences of Interventionists on the Drug Rehabilitation Program <p style="text-align: justify;">In response to an overwhelming demand for drug abuse treatment services, the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Program (MIOP) was implemented in the Philippines. This study explores the lived experiences of interventionists in drug rehabilitation programs in Tagbilaran City. The researchers conducted a criminological research approach, specifically a qualitative design, in which the researchers used a Key Informant Interview (KII) with the help of an interview guide, field notes, and a voice recorder to collect data. The researchers used Colaizzi's approach to analyze the transcript material from the informant's comments during the interview. Responses were transcribed in a line format to code the significant statement, and linked statements were given defined meanings. After core meanings were given, they were filtered to produce cluster themes, and grouped again to formulate emergent themes as follows: Inter alia, inter alios (Among other things or between other persons.), Docendo discimus (By teaching, we learn.), In absentia lucis, Tenebrae vincunt (In the absence of light, darkness prevails.), Respice finem (Consider the end.), Sapere aude (Dare to know.), Acta non verba (Deeds, not words), and Ad Meliora (Towards better things.) as the study's outcomes. This research shared the lived experiences of drug interventionists which would serve as a guide in developing sustainable programs concerned with rehabilitating drug surrenders.</p> Jackilou Campeceno Merlita Gamba Adrian Josol Donna Olaer Marianie Pagaran Rogelio Renoblas Jr. Ana Mae Seroje Marven Jumawid Shirley Molina Copyright (c) 2022 Jackilou E. Campeceno, Merlita D. Gamba, Adrian A. Josol, Donna May Olaer, Marianie A. Pagaran, Rogelio S. Renoblas Jr., Ana Mae O. Seroje, Marven B. Jumawid, Shirley O. Molina 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 20 41 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.163 Factors Motivating Boholano Nurses to Work Abroad College of Nursing Students in the School Year, 2018-2019 <p style="text-align: justify;">Every year, almost 19,000 nurses leave the country, according to the Philippine Employment Agency to work abroad. This study aims to discover the different factors that motivate Boholano Nurses to work Abroad in terms of Economic Factors, Job-related Factors, Socio-political Environment Factors, and Personal/Family-related Factors based on the Push and Pull Theory of Motivation by Everett Lee. A descriptive quantitative approach utilizing a random sampling method was used, and the study was conducted in Bohol, Philippines, through an online platform Google Forms. Statistical treatment includes percentage, frequency, weighted mean, Spearman rank, correlation, and chi-square. A total of 36 BSN Graduates of the University of Bohol in the school year 2018 -2019, with a 95% confidence interval and a margin of error of 5%, a sample size of 33 is randomly selected. Privacy, confidentiality, and voluntary consent were observed during data gathering. Results showed that the top two motivational factors are economic factors, followed by job-related factors. The bottom two factors are socio-political factors and personal/family-related factors. The study revealed that Boholano Nurses are overall highly motivated to work abroad, with Economic factors as their greatest motivation, mainly due to the high salary increments and retirement benefits employers outside the country offer. It also concludes that no significant relationship exists between profile and motivational factors.</p> Leah Marie Bentulan Leonie Laine Colborn Maureen Galamiton Rhoubynne Frenz Jacinto Jessly Lanzaderas Angela Remolador Lara Vito Lalaine Domapias Sharon Lupio Rochelle Ann Sajonia Copyright (c) 2022 Leah Marie A. Bentulan, Leonie Laine O. Colborn, Maureen B. Galamiton, Rhoubynne Frenz P. Jacinto, Jessly Y. Lanzaderas, Angela L. Remolador, Lara D. Vito, Lalaine L. Domapias, Sharon M. Lupio, Rochelle Ann M. Sajonia 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 42 58 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.164 Stress Management Among Police Officers in Municipality of Maribojoc During Covid-19 Pandemic <p style="text-align: justify;">This study aimed to determine the stress management of police officers in the Municipality of Maribojoc during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, to determine the existence of work-related and non-work-related stressors faced by police officers in the municipality of Maribojoc and identify the preferred strategies that help to cope with those stressors in times of or during a pandemic. The researchers utilized a quantitative research method and conducted the survey in the municipality of Maribojoc. There were 21 total police officers who participated in the survey. The gathered data were statistically interpreted. The results showed that the majority of the respondents’ age ranged from 31–40, the majority were male, most of them were single, and the majority had years in service of under 1–10 years. The common stressors they experienced were spending too much time wearing and discarding personal protective equipment (PPE), having anxiety, and being sleepless because of long duty hours. The preferred stress management strategies that helped the police officers to cope with those stressors were meditation, morning exercises, and resilience training as a daily routine, as well as engaging oneself in deep prayers and regular intake of healthy meals that can improve their physical, emotional, and mental condition.</p> Glenn Amen Jiether Bumotad Mark Leo Chatto Chrizza Dagodog Marychrist Elic Roy Escatron Joseph James Morata Marijane Telmo Theresil Marie Lapez Copyright (c) 2022 Glenn Amen, Jiether Bumotad, Mark Leo Chatto, Chrizza Dagodog, Marychrist Elic, Roy Escatron, Joseph James Morata, Marijane Telmo, Theresil Marie C. Lapez 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 59 70 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.165 Perceived Educational Barriers in the New Normal Among Nursing Students <p style="text-align: justify;">Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sudden shift from face-to-face lectures to online learning created barriers to students' learning process. These issues have prompted researchers to explore the perceived educational barriers in the new normal, especially among nursing students. This study aims to identify the perceived educational barriers of the new normal among the 200 nursing students at the University of Bohol. This is a quantitative-descriptive research design aided with a self-constructed questionnaire distributed using the online platform, following the ethical guidelines. The tool was pilot-tested and garnered a Cronbach's result of 0.721, which passes the acceptability standard. The gathered data were subjected statistically. Results have shown that respondents have been moderately affected by personal and technological barriers. Socioeconomic barriers were present but rarely affect the respondents. The study concludes that the demographic profile of 200 nursing students did not fully influence their perceived educational barriers. These perceived barriers only moderately affect the respondents; it reveals that distractions, lag devices due to multitasking, and noisy environments primarily affect the students.</p> Agnes Liane Micah Aton Jamaia Ytess Concepcion John Anthony Abucejo Frena Mariz Calibugan Ella Mae Gementiza Mary Catherine Villar Feby Twaine Diez Xenita Vera Oracion Nenette Oguis Zeus Manuel Descallar Copyright (c) 2022 Agnes Liane Micah Aton, Jamaia Ytess Concepcion, John Anthony Abucejo, Frena Mariz Calibugan, Ella Mae Gementiza, Mary Catherine Villar, Feby Twaine Diez, Xenita Vera P. Oracion, Nenette B. Oguis, Zeus Manuel R. Descallar 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 71 87 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.166 Employees’ Satisfaction with Motivational Incentives and Employees’ Efficiency <p style="text-align: justify;">Employee satisfaction is a critical factor in a company's success. This research aimed to assess the satisfaction level of motivational incentives and efficiency among employees of selected resorts and hotels in Dauis, Bohol. It intended to determine if there is a relationship between these two variables and the direction and intensity of this relationship. The study used a quantitative-correlational method and a survey questionnaire was used in data gathering. It was conducted at selected resorts and hotels in Dauis, Bohol. The main respondents were 204 employees of these resorts and hotels. A stratified random sampling of respondents was utilized with a random sample size of 134. The collection of data was made through an online survey platform using google forms. This study underwent an ethics review and the respondents were informed of their rights to privacy, secrecy, and the right to withdraw participation. This study revealed that the employees’ level of satisfaction with motivational incentives is moderate and their level of efficiency, is high. The results also showed that there is a significant correlation between employees’ satisfaction with motivational incentives and their efficiency. The researchers conclude that the employees’ level of satisfaction with motivational incentives does influence their level of efficiency.</p> Joyce Betonio Wendell Cagas Judy Ann Cajes Jonnalyn Curammeng Ella Daloperit Ereca Micutuan Jonna Mae Opena Johanna Bee Rodriguez Daisy Marie Ronquillo Leslie Mae Salaum Jessica Sanchez Jane Doren Bungabong Copyright (c) 2022 Joyce O. Betonio, Wendell M. Cagas, Judy Ann A. Cajes, Jonnalyn B. Curammeng, Ella A. Daloperit, Ereca P. Micutuan, Jonna Mae T. Opena, Johanna Bee B. Rodriguez, Daisy Marie S. Ronquillo, Leslie Mae C. Salaum 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 88 104 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.167 Online Learning Satisfaction and Learning Motivation among Hospitality Management Students <p style="text-align: justify;">Online learning motivation influences what, how, and when students learn, and online learning takes place across distance and not in a traditional classroom. Moreover, online learning is the only available solution during this Pandemic. This study aims to identify the satisfaction and motivation of the first- to fourth-year students at the University of Bohol College of Hospitality Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The researchers used a quantitative-correlational method via a survey questionnaire. A random sample of 128 students was selected from the total population representing different year levels. Modified Online Learning Satisfaction was used to measure the students' satisfaction level, and the Modified Learning Motivation Questionnaire was used to measure their level of motivation. Both questionnaires were subjected to Cronbach's Alpha Test to determine the internal consistency of the items. Ethical guidelines were followed for the whole duration of the research period. It was found that the respondents were moderately satisfied and moderately motivated during online learning. In addition, there is a strong relationship between the level of online learning satisfaction and the level of learning motivation, as determined by spearman's rho, with a p-value less than 0.05. The level of online learning satisfaction is related to the motivation to learn.</p> Restirose Pinanos Maureen Curayag Mark Kevin Enoroba Jessa Martinez Friejay Penales Jezreel Rose Socorin Joel Ocio Aljhun Maquiling John Ryan Daplinan Orestes Estonina Copyright (c) 2022 Restirose Pinanos, Maureen Curayag, Mark Kevin Enoroba, Jessa Martinez, Friejay Penales, Jezreel Rose Socorin, Joel Ocio, Aljhun Maquiling, John Ryan Daplinan, Orestes Estonina 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 105 118 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.168 Generational Attitude Among Gays <p style="text-align: justify;">Generational Attitude measures the level of acceptance or non-acceptance of gay men in the community as perceived by them. This study's primary purpose is to determine the generational attitude of gays in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. A quantitative research method was employed using a self-constructed questionnaire. Percentages, Weighted Mean, Chi-Square Test, ANOVA, and Spearman Rank Correlation were used to analyze the data collected. Overall results showed that the gay respondents' level of attitude yielded a Moderate Level of Acceptance. As a result of the survey's analysis, gay respondents think and believe that non-gays treat them appropriately. They feel that they are respected and accepted for their gay rights. The data revealed that there was a moderate level of acceptance of gay marriage. The findings of the study would form a basis for the intervention program. Moreover, the study lacked respondents who were not members of the LGBTQIA+ Community Tagbilaran. Additional research among gays who came out publicly but are not members of the LGBTQIA+ Community Tagbilaran must be conducted to validate the result of this study.</p> Charmaine Honculada Leah Wilfreda Pilongo Copyright (c) 2022 Charmaine H. Honculada, Leah Wilfreda E. Pilongo 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 10 1 119 137 10.15631/ubmrj.v10i1.169