Stressors and coping styles among faculty members of a private university

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Author: Calawag, Jelvit Amor E.

Accession Number: 1040T

Class No: 155.2

Author No: C125

Copyright Year: 2005

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The main purpose of this study was to determine the stressors and coping styles among faculty members of Central Philippine University. The respondents of the study were the 183 randomly selected full-time faculty members classified according to sex, faculty load, college affiliation, number of teaching preparations and extra-curricular assignments. A duly validated researcher made questionnaire was used in this study. Descriptive statistics employed were frequency, rank, means and standard deviation. Inferential statistics employed were the t-test for independent samples, one-way analysis of variance and Pearson's r. The .05 alpha level was used as the criterion for the acceptance or rejection of the null hypotheses. The result of the study revealed that the faculty members of Central Philippine University whether taken as an entire group or classified as to certain categories agreed that they had experienced stress and employed coping styles. Findings showed that there was a significant difference in the stressors among faculty members when classified according to sex and college affiliation; no significant differences in the stressors among faculty members when classified according to faculty load, number of teaching preparations, and extra-curricular involvement ; a significant difference existed in the coping styles among faculty members classified as to sex; no significant difference in the coping styles among faculty members when classified according to faculty load, number of teaching preparations , and college affiliation; a significant relationship existed between among faculty members' stressors and their coping styles; and there was a significant differences existed between body stressors and lifestuyle stressors. Finally, significant difference existed between cognitive coping styles and recreational coping styles, and cognitive-coping styles versus socio-psychological coping styles.


Keywords: stress management

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