Date of Award:

1-1-1976

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Advisor/Chair:

Janice Pearce

Abstract

The purpose of t his study was to determine the opinions and perceptions of the residents of Logan , Utah, concerning the role and responsibilities of the Bear River District Health Department , and whether those opinions and perceptions differed among low, middle and high income families; among residents having a high school degree or less, a bachelor's degree or less, or a graduate degree o r less; and among men and women. A survey instrument was administered to a stratified random sample of 150 residents.

The data collected indicated that: (1) the majority of the resident s of Logan , Utah, we re not aware of the functions and services of t he Bear River District Health Department. This level of awareness was inversely proportional to income level, (2) the majority of residents of Logan, Utah, felt that the Bear River District Health Department was fulfilling it 's role and responsibilities to the community, and (3) the majority of residents of Logan, Utah, do not utilize the services of the Bear River District Health Department to meet their health needs, but rely on some other agency or professional to meet those needs . This tendency was directly proportional to income level, with low income residents relying on the health department for services to a greater degree than high income residents.

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