Level of Mental Health Among Physical Education Teachers During COVID-19 Pandemic
Tahap Kesihatan Mental Guru Pendidikan Jasmani Semasa Pandemik COVID-19
Keywords:Covid-19, depression, anxiety, stress, Physical Education teachers
This study aims to investigate the status of mental health among Physical Education (PE) teachers Gombak, Selangor during the pandemic of Covid-19A total of 124 primary school PE teachers in Gombak district were selected randomly to be sampled for this study. A set of questionnaires consisted of three sections covering the background of the respondent, a section for measuring the level of mental health using the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) instrument and a section using Global Physical Activity Questionnaire Malay Version (GPAQ-M) instrument translation by Soo et al. (2015) to measure the physical level of activity by focusing on the teachers sedentary. The data were analysed using Statistic Packages for Social Science (SPSS) version 22.0 involved descriptive statistics and inference analysis. The result showed that the teacher’s mental health in depression was at normal levels, while anxiety and stress level were moderate. Furthermore, the result show that there is a significant positive relationship between the anxiety (r=0.322, p=0.000) and stress (r=0.240, p=0.007) with sedentary level. While the depression (r=-0.121, p=0.180) showed no significant association with sedentary level. In conclusion, the mental health status among PE teachers during the pandemic of Covid-19 was normal and not worrying.
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