Abstract

Background: Knowledge plays an important role in determining the behaviors
that influence maternal motivation to come to Posyandu because Posyandu is one
way easier to know the mother and toddler infant growth. In the village of
Banteran the number of infants who come to posyandu quite low at 60.6%.
Objective: To determine the relationship between maternal knowledge about
posyandu with maternal motivation come to Posyandu in the village of the District
Banteran Contribute in 2008.
Methods: The study is an analytic correlation with cross-sectional approach. The
population is mothers who have babies in the village of the District Banteran
Contribute Banyumas regency totaling 736 people. Sampling is done by cluster
random sampling with 74 people. The research instrument used questionnaires
and data analysis with Spearman Rank correlation test with significance level of
0.05.
Results: Of the 74 respondents who have knowledge of both categories posyandu
many as 37 people (50.0%). And of the 74 respondents were motivated to come to
Posyandu high category as many as 44 people (59.5%). Spearman Rank
Correlation test results are known r-value calculated at 0,433dan p-value of
0.000 (<
relationship between maternal knowledge about posyandu with maternal
motivation to come to Posyandu. The relationship obtained (0.433) included in
the category of moderate because of the value of r-count is in the range from 0.40
to 0.559.
Conclusion: There is a relationship between mother's knowledge on work
motivation and motivation posyandu mother to come to Posyandu.