Title

Health conditions, socio-demographic and familial characteristics and multiple roles: The case of Filipino seafarer's wives

Date of Publication

2015

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Subject Categories

Sociology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Behavioral Sciences

Thesis Adviser

Romeo B. Lee

Defense Panel Chair

Melvin A. Jabar

Defense Panel Member

Dennis S. Erasga
Ron R. Resurreccion
Ramon A. Sarmiento
Ma. Cecilia T. Medina

Abstract/Summary

The study examined health conditions and their associations with socio-demographic and familial and husbands employment characteristics, and multiple roles among wives of Filipino seafarers. There is a dearth on local knowledge on these phenomena. Utilizing a self-administered survey questionnaire, 200 seafarers wives were, sexual and physical health). Women's socio-demographic and familial characteristics as well as productive, reproductive and their community-managing roles were examined for their relationships with women's health conditions, using correlation and multinomial logistic regression. Results revealed that the seafarers wives were found to have a moderate to good level of overall health conditions. Variables such as age, educational attainment and wives monthly income were not statistically associated with overall health and sub-health domains. However, duration of women's husbands on-board assignment, frequency of communication and remittance were found to be statistically significantly related with women's overall and sexual health. Furthermore, religiosity and employment were associated with physical and social health, respectively. Findings have implications for studies and interventions on women left behind by their seafaring husbands.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG006678

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer optical disc; 4 3/4 in

Keywords

Sailors--Philippines; Wives--Philippines; Medical care

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