International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | Philippines | Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

Hygiene and Sanitation Practices of the Badjaos in IBA, Zambales

Alma Gallofin Villanueva | Domingo C. Edano

Abstract: The assessed level of practices on hygiene and sanitation of Badjao pupils and students and their parents was one of the objectives of the present study. It also aimed to present the living condition the Badjao folks at the host community as well as the perceptions on appropriate and practiced hygiene and sanitation. The respondents were fourty-four pupils and six students studying in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools of Iba District, DepEd Division of Zambales this school year 2017-2018. The study made use of descriptive and qualitative research designs with survey questionnaire and structured interview as the data gathering tools. The data were processed and analyzed using percentage, frequency counts, mean and Analysis of Variance. Based on the findings, the researcher concluded that majority of the Badjao-respondent are female in their middle adolescent and are grade six pupils. The Badjao pupil/student-respondents always practiced personal hygiene, frequently practiced food and environment hygiene and sanitation. The respondents made disagreement and dissimilarities of practices, opinion and perspective towards personal, food and environmental and sanitation practices.

Keywords: Badjaos, Hygiene, Sanitation, Practices, Pupils, Students, Indigenous

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019,

Pages: 485 - 491

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