Lockdown Fatigue, Personal Resilience and Coping Appraisal of Teachers in a Philippine State University: Basis for Mental Health Program

Rodel Dela Cruz Afan, Jonathan Necor Tariga

Abstract


Many countries' lockdown measures have been effective in halting the spread of the CoViD-19 pandemic, but there is rising worry about their negative effects on overall health and well-being, particularly among teachers in the academe. This study aimed to assess the Lockdown Fatigue, Personal Resilience and Coping Appraisal involving 100 teachers in Quirino State University-Diffun Campus. Four-Likert Scale questionnaires were adapted and used to gather data including the Lockdown Fatigue Scale (LFS), Brief Resilience Scale (BRS), and Coping Appraisal.     

Findings reveal that majority of the respondents are female, 31-40 years old, married, with on-going Masters Degree, Php 240,000.00-PhP 478,999.00 annual income and with permanent position in the university. The most prominent symptoms of fatigue, according to the respondents in this study, were worry, sadness, depression, tiredness or physical depletion, and anxiety. As to the personal resilience of teachers, according to the findings, it is difficult for them to react quickly when anything negative occurs. Hence, respondents always see the positive side of the current situation to cope with fatigue or stress due to community lockdown.

 On other hand, gender is a significant predictor of Lockdown Fatigue and marital status on the Coping Appraisal of the respondents. This proves that male teachers were more likely than females to have lockdown weariness and those who are widow or separated were more likely to have higher coping appraisal than those who are single and married. As a result, it is critical that efforts to reduce lockdown fatigue among teachers focus on developing their coping abilities, which will improve their mental and psychological well-being as well as their general health. A positive psychological intervention or program may be implemented to mitigate the negative effect brought by community lockdown

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