The relationship between the competence and performance of family planning instructors in family assistance at risk of stunting in Lampung province

Dian Utama Pratiwi Putri, Trias Mahmudiono, Diah Indriani, Biyanti Lisatriana

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Abstract

Introduction. A national action plan for the acceleration of stunting reduction was prepared to encourage and strengthen con-vergence between programs through a stunting-risk family approach. The increasing role of Family Planning Instructors in assisting families at risk of stunting becomes a challenge to support behavioral change in the community. Materials and Methods. This study aims to determine the relationship between years of service, competence, attitude, transformational leadership, and performance of Family Planning Instructors in assisting families at risk of stunting in Lampung. The research was carried out in April-May 2022. This is a cross-sec-tional-quantitative study. Results and Discussion. The results showed that 49.3% of the Family Planning Instructors had years of service more than 28 years, only 36.4% were well competent, 43.1% had a positive atti-tude, 68% felt positive transformational leadership and 64.9% had an active performance. Years of service (r=0.017), competence (r=0.004), attitude (r=0.025) and transformational leadership (r=0.000) were proven (CI=95%) to be significantly related to the performance of Family Planning Instructors. However, only com-petence, attitude and transformational leadership were simultane-ously related to performance. Transformational leadership had the strongest relationship with performance, that Family Planning Instructors who perceived positive transformational leadership had 5,8 times higher active performance than those who perceived negative transformational leadership after being controlled by competence and attitude variables. Conclusions. It is necessary to increase the competence, oper-ational support in the field and leadership awareness as good role models who inspire, motivate, stimulate creativity and innovation, and pay more attention to the potential of Family Planning Instructors. r.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2544
JournalJournal of Public Health in Africa
Volume14
Issue numberS2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • family planning
  • instructors
  • performance
  • stunting

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