Degree of Responsibility and Health Condition as Determinants to Lifestyle Practices and Stress among University Faculty
Keywords:Faculty responsibility, faculty health condition, faculty lifestyle practices, faculty stress
Teaching is considered to be a highly stressful career accompanied by personal and family obligations. Thus, it results to emotional exhaustion and burnout. Therefore, the study aimed to know if the degree of responsibility at home and school and the faculty’s health condition affect their lifestyle practices and stress. A descriptive correlational design and self-constructed survey questionnaire were used. One hundred faculty members from different colleges of the university who have teaching load were selected through convenience sampling. It was found out that the university faculty has a good lifestyle practices as to nutrition, sunlight, temperance, exercise, intake of water and trust in God. Majority of them were able to have more than 150 minutes of exercise per week. They have a low level of stress despite having high responsibility at home and numerous responsibilities at school. Yet, study shows that it does not affect the respondents’ lifestyle practices and stress. However, civil status and gender determines some areas of their lifestyle practices. In fact, married faculty has a better lifestyle practices as to nutrition compared to their single counterparts. Furthermore, male faculty has a better rest and trust in God. Therefore, it is found out that respondents’ degree of responsibility and health condition are not determinants of the faculty’s life-style practices and level of stress.
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