Bicol University R&D Journal

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Psychosocial and Routine Lifestyle Activities of the Bicol University Teaching Workforce

Publisher: Bicol University
Abstract

The Bicol University (BU) teaching personnel’s lifestyle choices are challenged by their psychosocial and routine activities. Hence, this study determined the health status of respondents, their lifestyle choices along psychosocial activities with colleagues/friends, and routine activities with family, and identified strategies BU may implement to address lifestyle concerns. Study employed quantitative survey which utilized stratified random sampling, inclusion criteria, and informed consent. Slovin’s formula yielded 172 sample size. A researcher-developed semi-structured tool crafted from an FGD of experts was employed. Cronbach Alpha reliability test resulted in .794. Findings showed that 49 (28.49%) has BP reading below 120/80, 73 (42.44%) is overweight revealed through their BMI. Supplements taken were Vitamin C, 64 (37.21%), Vitamin B, 35 (20.35%), and Iron, 21 (12.21%). While, 91 (52.91%) undergo doctor consultations, 90 (52.33%) submit to laboratory tests, and 60 (34.88%) has no health insurance. In psychosocial activities with colleagues/friends, 162 (94.19%) maintains rapport with boss, 145 (84. 30%) maintains rapport with colleagues, 92 (53.49%) shares joy/triumph with friends. In routine activities with family, 130 (75.58%) eats together during meals, 129 (75%) shares problems/good news, and 120 (69.77%) talks openly with each other. Strategies identified which BU may implement: to offer free medical care package, build specific infrastructure, activate health organizations, and develop health/ wellness initiatives. Study established that maintaining everyday wellbeing for teaching personnel is essential, they must always practice healthy psychosocial and routine lifestyle activities, participate in enjoyable activities, spend time on what they value, create positive feelings and maintain good health.


Maria Della C. Rañeses
Rolenz Derick R. Cruz

Health Status
Lifestyle Choices
Psychosocial and Routine Activities
Teaching Personnel
University Health Initiatives

December 26, 2022
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Higher Education Regional Research Center, Bicol University East Campus, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines

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