Impact Assessment on the Capability Building of Personnel Working on Violence Against Women and Children in Bukidnon, Philippines


Hazel E. Soliven, Maryjoy S. Bacus, Anecil S. Quijano-Pagutayao, Jenyliza T. Ucang, Anabelle B. Beronio,  Karen Debie J. Cosrojas

DOI10.5110/77. 1026                 Page:   90-111             Vol: 18    Issue: 08   Year: 2023

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This research study conducts an impact assessment on the capability building for barangay officials and other personnel working for Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) conducted by the Behavioral Sciences Department of the College of Arts and Sciences in the municipalities of Maramag and Manolo Fortich and the cities of Valencia and Malaybalay, Bukidnon. Specifically, it aims to 1) determine the profile of the respondents 2) impact assessment on the extension project zeroing on four domains namely: knowledge, skills, values and attitudes, and environmental impact; and, 3) challenges encountered during planning, implementation and evaluation phase. The study used descriptive research design with semi-structured survey questionnaire as the main instrument, which was pre-tested with a Cronbach alpha of 0.975 before data gathering through personal interview. A total of 136 respondents were included in the study using stratified random sampling. Frequency, percentages, and t-tests were used as statistical tools. Result shows that majority of the respondents are middle-aged, females, married, with single-family type of household, Cebuanos, Roman Catholic, speaks the Bisaya language, college graduates, and Barangay Kagawad as their occupation.  Moreover, the respondent’s knowledge, skills, values and attitudes, and environmental impacts significantly differ before and after the capability-building activities.  The respondents never experienced problems, trials, or challenges from the planning stage to the implementation stage until the evaluation stage.  It is highly recommended that the Department of Behavioral Sciences will conduct comparable extension activities in other barangays to increase their community service.


Impact assessment, VAWC workers, capability building

Received:  09 October 2023

Accepted: 17 October 2023

Published:  31 October  2023