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Approaches, Strategies and Challenges in Addressing Health Issues

International Journal of Science and Management Studies (IJSMS)
© 2024 by IJSMS Journal
Volume-7 Issue-3
Year of Publication : 2024
Authors : Ana Marie E. Hallegado, Wilson F. Tosino, Erly M. Martir
DOI: 10.51386/25815946/ijsms-v7i3p106
Citation:
MLA Style: Ana Marie E. Hallegado, Wilson F. Tosino, Erly M. Martir "Approaches, Strategies and Challenges in Addressing Health Issues" International Journal of Science and Management Studies (IJSMS) V7.I3 (2024): 113-153.

APA Style: Ana Marie E. Hallegado, Wilson F. Tosino, Erly M. Martir, Approaches, Strategies and Challenges in Addressing Health Issues, International Journal of Science and Management Studies (IJSMS), v7(i3), 113-153.
Abstract:
This study determined the teachers’ approaches, strategies and challenges in addressing health issues in the Schools Division of Iloilo, Philippines for School Year 2022-2023. The respondents were the 376 randomly chosen public junior High School teachers in the Schools Division of Iloilo. The dependent variables were the teachers’ approaches, strategies and challenges in addressing health issues while the independent variables were age, sex, length of service, position and educational attainment. The data were gathered using survey questionnaire on teachers’ approaches, strategies and challenges in addressing health issues devised by the researcher, duly validated and tested for reliability. The descriptive research design was employed in this study and the statistical tools used were frequency, percentage, rank, chi-square and Phi-Cramer’s V. Findings revealed that the teachers in the Schools Division of Iloilo, mostly employed the approaches like prioritization of tasks and creation of schedule to manage workload effectively, practice of positive affirmation and focusing on the positive aspects of their jobs; employed strategies like establishment of boundaries to protect their health, maintain a healthy work-life balance and work in a supportive and positive environment and were challenged by limited opportunities for health education, not giving priority to health concerns in the educational setting and teachers experiencing burn-out or emotional exhaustion as a result of the demands of the teaching profession in addressing health issues; there were significant differences in the teachers’ approaches and strategies in addressing health issues when they were classified according to age, sex, education attainment and length of service but not when they were classified according to position; the teachers encountered varying challenges in addressing health issues; there were significant relationships among approaches, strategies and challenges.
Keywords: Approaches, Challenges, Strategies, Health Issues.
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