Health and stress symptoms in university professors and their relationship with the process of obtaining a permanent position

Irene Concepcion Carrillo-Saucedo, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This research study used a quantitative, correlational method to examine health and stress symptoms in university professors and their relationship with the process of obtaining a permanent position and participation in a merit pay program. The Stress Profile Inventory (PEN) was used to measure professors’ health habits, social support network, Type A behavior, cognitive hardiness, coping styles and psychological well-being. An original measure with a Likert-type scale was used to measure health status. The questionnaires were distributed to 104 professors from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) who provided voluntary participation. Based on the results of the study, certain health problems and stress symptoms were associated with the process of obtaining a permanent position and participation in the economic stimulus program.^

Subject Area

Mental health|Higher education

Recommended Citation

Carrillo-Saucedo, Irene Concepcion, "Health and stress symptoms in university professors and their relationship with the process of obtaining a permanent position" (2015). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10000769.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10000769

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