The sexual activities of male prisoners in Dasmariñas Municipal Jail : implication for their subjective well-being.

Araojo, Marilie E. and Jumaquin, Juan Carlo A. and Ricafrente, Kimberly R. and Valenzuela, Nizza Mae S. (2009) The sexual activities of male prisoners in Dasmariñas Municipal Jail : implication for their subjective well-being. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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ABSTRACT Name of Institution: De La Salle University- Dasmariñas Address: Dasmariñas, Cavite Title: The Sexual Activities of Male Prisoners in Dasmariñas Municipal Jail: Implications for their Subjective Well-being Authors: Marilie E. Araojo Juan Carlo A. Jumaquin Kimberly R. Ricafrente Nizza Mae S. Valenzuela Funding Sources: Parents Research Cost: Php 10, 000.00 Date Started: June 2008 Date Completed: March 2009 This study focused on the sexual activities of the male prisoners in Dasmariñas Municipal Jail and its implications for their subjective well-being. The demographic profile of the participants such as age, civil status, year in Dasmariñas Municipal Jail, court case, and educational attainment were considered. This study utilized descriptive case study which involves a qualitative means of analyzing data. However, frequency distribution which is a simple numerical analysis concerning for demographic profile, sexual iii activities and subjective well-being test were used. In addition, the average number of sexual activities, sexual frequency, and subjective well-being were gathered to determine the implications for sexual activities to subjective wellbeing. This study used different research instruments including questionnaire, Human Figure Drawing Test, Subjective well-being Test, checklist, interview, and observation. Due to the sensitivity of the topic and ethical considerations the true identity of the participants and their protocols for the tests are not shown to maintain confidentiality. The researchers utilized purposive sampling method. Ten male participants were selected purposively wherein five of them are single and five are married. The participants’ age ranges from 21 to 40 years old. Robbery is the most common court case of the participants comprising 50% while the remaining 50% have different cases such as theft, illegal use of drugs, drug pushing, murder, and car napping. The length of detention ranges from eight months to four years. Sixty percent (60%) of the participants reached high school level, 30% elementary level, and only 10% finished college. The researchers found out that all participants have sexual activities in the jail. The participants engage in sexual activities in three forms such as with significant others, self-gratification or both. There are five married participants iv (50%) engage in sexual activities with significant others inside conjugal room, (50%) five single participants perform masturbation in the comfort room from which one single participant engaged in kissing with significant other in visiting area. Over all, masturbation is the most common type of sexual activity with 70%, followed by kissing (60%), vaginal intercourse and necking (50%), caressing (40%) and cunnilingus (20%). The average sexual frequency of the participants is 5 per month while the average number of sexual activities is 3. Moreover, the Human Figure Drawing Test (HFDT) result reveals that most single participants have masturbatory guilt due to moral anxiety while married participants manifested sexual inadequacy and need for sex motives or sexual freedom because of limited time, place, and restrictions inside the jail. The subjective well-being test results indicate that the participants are moderately satisfied, moderately happy, and moderately sad and consequently got moderate level of subjective well-being. It can be noted that married participants mostly shared Positive Appraisal in terms of role of sexual activities to subjective well-being due to adaptation, sense of freedom, fulfillment of physiological needs, security, love and belongingness, and boosted self-esteem. On the other hand, Negative Appraisal involves lack of freedom, lack of unconditional positive regards and moral anxiety, which are mostly from the significant statements of single participants. v The demographic profile shows influence on both sexual activities and subjective well-being of the participants. The researchers are referring to age and civil status. Most married participants are those whose age are 30 years and above and their level of subjective well-being range from high to very high. On the other hand, single participants whose age ranges from 21 to 29 have comparatively lower level of subjective well-being. Over all, the researchers discovered four implications of sexual activities to subjective well-being of the participants such as the higher the number of sexual activities, the higher the subjective well-being; the lower the number of sexual activities, the lower the subjective well-being; sexual activities done with significant others result in high subjective well-being, and self-gratification results in low subjective well-being.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: PSY 974 2009
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 01:13
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 01:13
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/1282

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