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Teaching staff's general health status during the Covid-19 pandemic

Kamarulzaman, Wirawani and Kamarul Zaman, Wirawahida (2022) Teaching staff's general health status during the Covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Social Science Research (IJSSR), 4 (1). pp. 157-165. E-ISSN 2710-6276

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The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown have expedited the change from traditional to online learning, and relationships have been affected as a result of avoiding direct contact with others, which has had a negative impact on teaching staff's mental health. Physical activity was found to be advantageous in this unusual setting since it appeared to aid in the prevention of mental diseases such as anxiety and depression. Although various research has found that the pandemic has impacted individuals' mental health, there is a lack of study in the area among teaching staff in Malaysia. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate the general mental health of teaching staff, as well as its relationships with service duration, work sector, and level of teaching, among other things. The health status of 220 members of the teaching staff was assessed using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) questionnaire. The findings revealed a statistically significant relationship between their health status and all three variables, demonstrating that the pandemic has caused stress among teaching staff with varying levels of service duration, work sector, and whether they are teaching at the primary, secondary, or tertiary levels. There are a few recommendations for future research included in this paper as well.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 10021/97254
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental health among teachers and lecturers, Covid-19, work experience, correlational analysis.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dr Wirawani Kamarulzaman
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 11:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022 11:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97254

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