HEALTH STATUS AND HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS AMONG ACADEMIC STAFFS OF SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY
The objective of this research was to investigate the health status and health promoting behaviors among the personnel in Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. This study examines the correlation between health status and health promoting behaviors. The sample population consists of 234 personnel. Data were collected through questionnaires. Statistical analysis shows percentage, mean, standard deviation, correlation, Chi-square test and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient.
The results show that; most of respondents were women (55.4%) and work in the back office (27.4%). The age of the samples mostly ranges from 21 to 30 years (42.2%). The marital status of the sample is mostly single (58.5%). Physical health status: most of the samples have BMI level in normal (53.3%), have never had annual health checkup (41.5%). Three congenital diseases that were found the most are gastritis (28.2%), allergy (26.6%), and migraine (17.1%). /Mental health status: most of the samples’ mental health is fair (48.72%). Factors correlated with health status can be shown as followed. Demographic factors including gender, field or work, age, marital status, education degree, and income per month have no correlation with health promoting behaviors. Annual health checkup is significantly correlated with health promoting behaviors in the dimensions of self-responsibility for one’s health and spiritual development at the statistical level 0.1. BMI has no correlation with health promoting behaviors in any dimension. Mental health status is significantly correlated with health promoting behaviors in the dimensions of self-responsibility for one’s health, nutrition, exercise, stress management, interpersonal relationship, and spiritual development at the statistical level 0.1. The recommendation for this research would be that the results should lead to the proper methods and provide health welfare for university personnel to achieve the goal of being healthy, sustainably.