MANAGEMENTOF PERCEIVED STRESSORS AMONG RADTECH INTERNS OF ST. JUDE COLLEGE YEAR 2009-2010 IN TWO HOSPITALS NAMELY PHILIPPINE ORTHOPEDIC CENTER AND ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER

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MANAGEMENTOF PERCEIVED STRESSORS AMONG RADTECH INTERNS OF ST. JUDE COLLEGE YEAR 2009-2010 IN TWO HOSPITALS NAMELY PHILIPPINE ORTHOPEDIC CENTER AND ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER
A Thesis Presented to the
Faculty of Radiologic Technology
Saint Jude College, Manila
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Subject Elements of Research Methodology in Radiologic Technology
SUBMITTED BY:
CRUZ, LEI AL R.
LABARDA, KATHERINE C.
CARLUM, LARRA ELIEZA
DULCE, NELIZETH A.
HERNANDEZ, ZERMAINE JEAN
SUBMITTED ON:
MARCH 2010

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The research study entitled “MANAGEMENT OF PERCEIVED STRESSORS AMONG RADTECH INTERNS OF ST. JUDE COLLEGE YEAR 2009-2010 IN TWO HOSPITALS NAMELY PHILIPPINE ORTHOPEDIC CENTER AND ST. LUKES MEDICAL
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g. Statisticcal Treatment of Data ………………………………….. 23
h. Bibliography ……………………………………………………. 24
III. Appendices …………………………………………………….. 25
Appendix – A
Letter ………………………………………………………. 25
Appendix –B
Questionnaire ……………………………………………… 26
Appendix – C
Curriculum Vitae …………………………………………. 32

Chapter 1
The Problem and its Background
Introduction
An internship program in St. jude College takes one year to complete, 1st semester as a junior intern and second semester as a senior intern. Rad tech interns are very much prone to a lot of stress in the x-ray department which obviously has either a mild or an adverse effect on their performance. In being a 4th year student in the course Bachelor of Science Radiologic Technology, at St. Jude College and any other schools, everyone must take the internship programs being offered to the students, in order for them to accomplish and fulfill the course. And be able to take the board exam and be a registered Radiologic Technologist.
Stress can be defined as the sum of physical and mental responses to an unacceptable disparity between real and imagined personal experience and personal expectation. Hence, stress is a response that which includes both physical and mental components.
Stress is not a new issue. However, in recent years it has become more apparent. It can be defined as ‘environmental factors which exert undue strain or pressure on a person’ and can be caused by numerous factors either at home or in the workplace.

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