Title

Stress and the CWU Employee

Presenter Information

Audelia Martinez
Martin Sanchez

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

When we think about professors we see them as a stress free population. It came to our attention that things are not necessarily as good as they seem. We state this because through the data that we gathered from the faculty and staff of Central Washington University, we determined that there are many issues regarding their overall health status. The study that was done winter 2012 investigated the habits and quality of life of the faculty and staff at CWU. The participants (n=210) took a voluntary online survey regarding their everyday health habits. The purpose of this study was to find out the health choices that faculty and staff had made in the last 24 hours; it was also part of a larger study being done in the Kittitas County area. Our group focused specifically on stress and how men and women that are categorized as faculty and the men and women that are categorized as staff are affected by stress and differ from one another. We anticipate that staff as a whole is going to report more stress when compared to the faculty at CWU. We believe that with this study it will let us know the overall health status of the groups surveyed. Public Health and other Wellness professionals should make sure that a larger sample is studied ensuring that we have a better outcome and more accurate statistics. Results can help improve health and quality of life for university employees.

Poster Number

15

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rebecca Pearson

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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Stress and the CWU Employee

SURC Ballroom A

When we think about professors we see them as a stress free population. It came to our attention that things are not necessarily as good as they seem. We state this because through the data that we gathered from the faculty and staff of Central Washington University, we determined that there are many issues regarding their overall health status. The study that was done winter 2012 investigated the habits and quality of life of the faculty and staff at CWU. The participants (n=210) took a voluntary online survey regarding their everyday health habits. The purpose of this study was to find out the health choices that faculty and staff had made in the last 24 hours; it was also part of a larger study being done in the Kittitas County area. Our group focused specifically on stress and how men and women that are categorized as faculty and the men and women that are categorized as staff are affected by stress and differ from one another. We anticipate that staff as a whole is going to report more stress when compared to the faculty at CWU. We believe that with this study it will let us know the overall health status of the groups surveyed. Public Health and other Wellness professionals should make sure that a larger sample is studied ensuring that we have a better outcome and more accurate statistics. Results can help improve health and quality of life for university employees.