SEX DIFFERENCES AMONG WILLINGNESS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION CONSTITUENTS TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

Authors

  • Joel Rey Acob College of Nursing, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
  • Moises Neil V. Seriño College of Management and Economics, Visayas State University (VSU), Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
  • Reyvin N. Sabanal College of Management and Economics, Visayas State University (VSU), Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
  • Therese C. Ratilla Visayas Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
  • Elwin Jay Yu University Services for Health, Emergency and Rescue, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
  • Lilian B. Nuñez Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
  • Maria Hazel I. Bellezas6 Department of Economics, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

Abstract

Background: The increasing COVID-19 cases worldwide ignite pharmaceutical companies’ effort to discover safe vaccines have been eyed globally. Informed perspectives across medical profession explaining beneficial effects of inoculation, however, various personal views persist which lead to confusion among general public.

Objectives: To describe demographic characteristics among education institutions and their willingness to be vaccinated. 

Methods: Data were collected by google forms, in February 2021. The online form was then pre-tested on 10 respondents to refine questions prior to commencing the survey. Convenience sampling was administered for the selection of voluntary respondents. Data cleaning was done prior to the data analysis. Recoding of string variables and omittion of invalid responses were also done. Descriptive statistics was undertaken in a genuine licensed software of IBM SPSS Statistics version 26.

Results: A total of 401 respondents answered the survey. More than half of the respondents are female constituting 62.1% of the sample, whereas males constitute 37.9%, mostly faculty members, single (63.1%), earning 20,000 (54.2%) per month. More than half of the respondents are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 (54.6%) and have no preference for a specific type of COVID-19 vaccine (54.9%). Around 30.4% are still unsure if they should get vaccinated or not and 15% have indicated negatively. Comparing both sexes, a larger frequency of males is willing to get vaccinated constituting 69.1% and females (45.8%).

Conclusion: Males showed more willingness to be inoculated regardless of COVID-19 vaccine types. Education and continuous campaign on the importance of vaccination program is a must to increase success rate to end the health crisis.

Keywords:

Caring, Covid-19, Gender, Higher Education, Vaccination Hesitancy

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Author Biographies

Moises Neil V. Seriño, College of Management and Economics, Visayas State University (VSU), Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

College of Management and Economics 

Reyvin N. Sabanal, College of Management and Economics, Visayas State University (VSU), Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

College of Management and Economics 

Therese C. Ratilla, Visayas Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

Visayas socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center 

Elwin Jay Yu, University Services for Health, Emergency and Rescue, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

University Services for Health, Emergency and Rescue 

Lilian B. Nuñez, Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

Institute for Strategic Research and Devlopment Studies 

Maria Hazel I. Bellezas6, Department of Economics, VSU, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines

Department of Economics 

Published

2021-10-01

How to Cite

Joel Rey Acob, Moises Neil V. Seriño, Reyvin N. Sabanal, Therese C. Ratilla, Elwin Jay Yu, Lilian B. Nuñez, & Maria Hazel I. Bellezas6. (2021). SEX DIFFERENCES AMONG WILLINGNESS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION CONSTITUENTS TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 13(2). Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/mjn/article/view/1454