Survival Skills And Wellness Among The Survivors Of The Typhoon Sendong In Iligan City, Philippines | 9537
ISSN: 2155-9910

Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development
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Survival skills and wellness among the survivors of the typhoon sendong in Iligan City, Philippines

International Conference on Oceanography & Natural Disasters

Corazon T. Biong

Accepted Abstracts: J Marine Sci Res Dev

DOI: 10.4172/2155-9910.S1.004

This study aimed to determine the relationship between wellness and survival skills among the survivors of the devastating Typhoon Sendong in barangays Hinaplanon Proper, Upper Hinaplanon and Bayug, Iligan City, Philippines, last December 17, 2011. In addition, this study attempted to determine whether the moderating variables of age, gender, ponderal index, personal response and socio- economic status affect the respondents survival skills. This research used a descriptive correlational method to answer the questions stated. Modified questionnaire and standardized test were used to generate the necessary data. The respondents of the study were the ninety (90) survivors who were willing to participate in the study. The study found out that most of the survivors were female, young adults, of medium weight, of average height, of very poor income, and of active personality. Most of the survivor?s house and belonging were totally devastated. Further, among the physical dimension, only taking of vitamins was significantly related with survival skills; among the mental dimension, enjoying creative and stimulating mental activities/games and good time management were significantly related with survival skills; among the emotional dimension, seeing challenges and change as opportunities for growth and being able to recognize and express feelings such as shouting for help during the devastating flood were significantly related with survival skills; among the social dimension, contributing time and/or money to social and community projects and being interested in others including those from different background have some degree of association with survival skills; among the spiritual dimension, prayer, meditation, and/or quiet personal reflection and consistently striving to grow spiritually and seeing it as a lifelong process also have high degree of association with survival skills. Among the moderating variables, however, only weight of survivors had some degree of association with survival skills.