Gizelle Ann L. Jamorabo,
Prince Kempoy L. Uy
The study aimed to determine differences on the perceived level of stress towards leisure satisfaction among physical therapy interns of Cebu Doctors University for the Academic Year 2015-2016. The study was conducted to sixty-four (64) regular interns where all of them are currently enrolled in the final year and internship program. The study utilized the descriptive-comparative method design. Two (2) research instruments were utilized, namely: Medical Student stressor Questionnaire (MSSQ) developed by Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff and Ahmad F Rahim; Leisure Satisfaction Measure developed by Jacob G. Beard and Mounir Ragheb.
The results showed that in terms of perceived level of stress, majority of the respondents reported having high level of stress with a frequency of thirty-six (36) while minority reported only a frequency of three (3) belonging to the mild group. the respondents sees academic-related stressor with a Mean score of 2.65 as the highest stressor, while drive and desire group are seen as the least with a Mean score of 1.85. With regards to Leisure Satisfaction In the psychological Domain, majority reported high satisfaction with a frequency of thirty-three (33) while only one (1) belongs to the minority group who reported low satisfaction on this aspect. In the Educational aspect, thirty-four (34) reported to be in between high and low satisfaction rate being a majority, while three (3) reported low satisfaction rate as a minority. In the Social aspect, majority of the respondents with a frequency of thirty-two (32) reported a rate between high and low satisfaction, while only five (5) belongs to the minority group with low satisfaction. In the relaxation aspect, majority of the respondents with a frequency of forty-five (45) reported high satisfaction rate, while nineteen (19) of the respondents reported low satisfaction rate. In the physiological aspect, forty-four (44) of the respondents reported rating between high and low satisfaction while eight (8) reported to have low satisfaction in this aspect. Lastly, in the Aesthetic aspect, a reported thirty-one (31) respondents belong in between high and low satisfaction rate while minority of the respondents with frequency of five (5) reported low satisfaction in this aspect. Lastly, the One-way analysis of variance shows that all the p-value are greater than 5% which indicates that there is no significant difference in all the stress groups towards leisure satisfaction.
The study concluded that that there was no significant differences between the stress groups towards the leisure satisfaction. For future studies, researchers can use the results to create a stress management program and guidance program to improve leisure satisfaction for the respondents. Two different groups such as the occupational therapy and physical therapy groups can be compared. An additional variable like demographic characteristics may be determined together with the existing variables in the study. Lastly, the same variables may be conducted in a different geographical location and culture.
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