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COVID-19 Impact on the Quality of Life of Teachers: A Cross-sectional Study

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Rabacal, Judith; Oducado, Ryan Michael; Tamdang, Khen
Journal: Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research
Volume: 8
Page(s): 478–492
Date: 2020
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10754
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): quality of life
mental health
psychological impact
Abstract: "The COVID-19 global health crisis has affected the mental and psychological health and well-being of the people around the world. However, little is known about the impact of COVID-19 among Filipino teachers. This study was conducted to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of life (QoL) of professional teachers in the Philippines. A descriptive cross-sectional study was used involving 139 licensed professional teachers. The COVID-19 Impact on Quality of Life (COV19-QoL) was the primary measure used in this study. Descriptive statistics, t-test, and one-way ANOVA were the statistical tools employed to analyze the data. Results indicated a moderate COVID-19 impact on the QoL of the teachers. There was a significant difference in the impact of COVID-19 on QoL by degree program. However, the impact of COVID-19 on QoL did not significantly differ by age, sex, marital status, employment status, monthly salary, presence of a COVID-19 case near their residence, personal knowledge of someone who was infected or died of COVID-19, presence of a medical condition, and perceived threat. The psychological well-being and QoL of teachers must be recognized and teachers must be provided with support as they continue to adapt to the impact brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study contributes to the growing literature on the impact of the pandemic."

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