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An Experimental Study On The Acceptance Of Students Towards People With Tattoo

Volume 4 - Issue 4, April 2020 Edition
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Cannery S. Oleza, Jessica T. Carracedo, Christian Jasper C. Nicomedes, Cinderella A. Sta. Cruz

Despite the increasing popularity of tattoo nowadays, the stigma still occurs towards people with inked skin. The researchers aimed to determine the level of acceptance of MMC-CAST students towards people with tattoo. The data gathering was divided into two phases. First, a six-item survey questionnaire determining impression towards people with tattoo was conducted with a total of n=100 respondents. Secondly, an acceptance survey consisting of twenty-two items determining the level of acceptance of the respondents towards people with tattoo was given; and a video of an aid worker woman with a full body tattoo helping a malnourished child in Nigeria was shown. The video served as a treatment used by the researchers shown only on the experimental group. The students were divided into experimental group n=51 and control group n=79, with a total of n=130 respondents. On the actual laboratory experiment, a pre-test and post-test was conducted. The experimental group took a pre-test and watched the video before taking the post-test. The control group did not take the post-test. Results showed a significant difference between the results of pre-test and post-test on the impression and acceptance survey.
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