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ERIC Number: EJ903503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
The Health and Wellbeing of Staff Members at a Tertiary Institution in New Zealand
Dreyer, Sonja; Dreyer, Lukas I.; Rankin, Dean M.
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v5 n1 p45-53 Spr-Sum 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the physical, psychological and biochemical health status of staff members at a higher educational institution (Institute of Technology). Relative large numbers of subjects were identified with hypertension (18.5%), stress symptoms (32.1%), job stress (36%) and emotional exhaustion (11.4%). Thirty percent presented with more than three risk factors, 49% with one or two risk factors while only 21% were risk free. Cardiovascular fitness showed positive associations with body fat, body weight, stress, emotional exhaustion and fasting blood glucose levels. Psychological health correlated significantly (p less than or equal to 0.05) with measures of coronary risk, health status, body composition and cardiovascular fitness. Staff assistance programs focusing on exercise, weight management and job stress could potentially have a positive impact on overall health of staff at tertiary institutions. (Contains 7 tables and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand