The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Social Networking as a method of water disinfection promotion on the utilization of Solar Disinfection (SoDis) among households in Barangay Bella, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay. Specifically, this study aimed to determine the methods of water disinfection prior to, and one and two months after, the intervention, determine the proportion of households covered by Social Networking, and to determine the factors affecting Social Networking as a method of promoting SoDis. All 245 households in the barangay were qualified in this study with 1 representative of each household as respondent. Research instruments in the form of questionnaires were utilized before and after the intervention. The intervention consisted of a lecture and demonstration regarding SoDis, and Social Networking, which employed a Forced Matrix Compensation Plan with grocery items and raffle tickets as compensation. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the outcome of the study. Results showed a high participation rate among households, with 174 households (71.02%) of the 245 total households that participated in Social Networking, of which 155 (89.09%) utilized SoDis. At one month follow up, there were still 77 (44.25%) households still utilizing SoDis and the number increased to 96 (55.17%) households at two-month follow up. This study concludes that Social Networking had an effect on the utilization of water disinfection of households in the community, evidence being that from 0 households preintervention, 96 (39.18%) of the total households at the end of the study were utilizing SoDis.
Determine the effect of Social Networking as a method of water disinfection promotion on the utilization of Solar Disinfection (SODIS) among households in Barangay Bella, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay.
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