Effect of work status on healthy life style among staffs of Kufa University

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Murtada Kanim


This study aims to determine the effect of the work status on the healthy lifestyle among staffs of Kufa university, An correlation descriptive design is carried out through the present study in order to achieve the early stated objectives. The period of study is from 1 Feb. 2016 to 20 April 2016, A non-probability (convenience sample) of (100) employee in university of Kufa. Result: the result of study shows the majority result for age 30-39 years with (41%), regarding the gender (67%) for female, level of education more than half sample study university level with (51%), and for work status the majority result for part-time with (64%), the body mass index table that most of the study sample were to have over weight (52%), The results of the stress table show for the first item of the majority was no (66%), item two was majority Yes (63%), item three the majority result for no (85%), item fourth majority result for no (88%), item five the majority for no(95%),item six the majority result no (80%),item seven no(65%),item eight the majority for no (58%), item nine the majority for no (52%).The study concluded that the work status affects the employee life style and this effect present through the studied life style domains and the study findings reveal that there is a deficit in the employee compliance with life style measures. And it’s recommended further studies should be conducted to involve a large sample in a national level to make the results more generalizable. And a mass media should be used to increase the employee knowledge about the importance of improving the life style and quality of life through health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention strategies.              

Keywords: Life style; staff; work status.


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Kanim, M. (2017). Effect of work status on healthy life style among staffs of Kufa University. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(2), 200–209. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v4i2.2748 (Original work published December 5, 2017)