Stress Management Practices Among Clinical Instructors in University of Bohol

RAQUEL C. BAUTISTA, MARY KISHA A. BUMOTAD, MA. ERRA JEAN R. DIAGBEL, JOHN LEO R. GRADO, NICOLE DEANNE B. LABADAN, CHERRY LYNN B. MICULOB, KAY A. RATILLA, SHARON M. LUPIO, LALAINE L. DOMAPIAS

Abstract


Stress has an indeterminate response as a normal reaction to stressful events, to both external and internal body components, indicating both positive and negative reactions. Both positive and negative events can impact how people live their lives and how they manage stress emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Clinical teachers face a variety of stresses, particularly when the academe transitions to a new normal.  This study aims to determine the stress management practices among clinical instructors at the University of Bohol. This research utilized a descriptive quantitative method. It included all 19 regular and contractual clinical instructors from the college of nursing of the University of Bohol. A self-constructed questionnaire was used to conduct the online survey, utilizing the google form for the respondents' responses. The questionnaire was of two parts; demographic profile and stress management practices categorized as spiritual, emotional, and social. The questionnaire was validated through pilot testing using Cronbach’s Alpha test to assess its reliability and obtained a more than accepted reliability result of 0.70. The study's findings indicated that clinical instructors are more inclined to spiritual activities such as talking to God and going to church as the best way to manage stress. It also showed that doing diversional activities and getting along with friends contribute to managing stress. The finding also revealed that the demographic profile does not influence the level of stress management practices. The study further concluded that clinical instructors utilize stress management practices and found it useful to maintain a strong, healthy workplace culture conducive to creativity and productivity.


Keywords


stress, spiritual, social and emotional stress management practices, correlational descriptive, Philippines, Asia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15631/ub.mrj.v8i1.128

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