Level of stress of barangay health workers in Dasmariñas City, Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Stress, Barangay Health Workers


The socio-demographic variables used in the study are the following: age, civil status, gender, educational attainment, monthly income and length of service. This study utilized the descriptive research method employing the survey technique using the adapted questionnaire made by The American Institute of Stress to evaluate the level of stress of the barangay health workers. The adapted questionnaire was given to barangay health workers in barangay health centers in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. Using purposive sampling technique, a total of 203 respondents participated from 79 barangay health centers. Mean, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, independent t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were the statistical measures used in the study. Results showed that, 1) the greater number of the respondents are 50 years old and above having one (1) to (5) years length of service. Most of the respondents are female, married and attained high school level in their education; 2) the level of stress of the barangay health workers is found to be at the moderate level of stress. Majority answered that they sometimes felt unpleasant or unsafe about their working environment, felt work overload, experienced the lack of communication with their superiors and colleagues, experienced their work interfering with their personal life, felt that they have sufficient control over their work performance and receive appreciation for their good job performance. In addition, most said that they never felt their work to be negatively affecting their physical or emotional well-being and said that they use their skills and talents to the fullest extent very often; 3) there are no significant differences on the level of stress of the barangay health workers when they are grouped according to age, civil status, gender, educational attainment, and length of service.

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