LI­BRAR­I­ANS’ PER­CEP­TION AND MAN­AGE­MENT TO­WARDS WORK-RE­LATED STRES­SORS

Louie M. Fer­nan­dez

PLAI Congress 2018 Program - - POSTER SESSION -

PIMSAT Col­leges, Inc. Email ad­dress: fer­nan­de­[email protected]­hoo.com Ab­stract

The work­place is one of the most im­por­tant set­tings af­fect­ing the phys­i­cal, eco­nomic, and so­cial well-be­ing of li­brar­i­ans. A health­pro­mot­ing work­place can en­sure a flex­i­ble and dy­namic bal­ance to­wards li­brar­ian’s well-be­ing and pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Thus, this de­scrip­tive study used a 5-point Lik­ert scale to de­ter­mine two fac­tors, namely the level of se­ri­ous­ness of li­brar­i­ans’ workre­lated stres­sors and how that af­fects their job per­for­mances, among the 50 pub­lic and 49 pri­vate aca­demic li­brar­i­ans in Re­gion 1, Philip­pines. A sur­vey ques­tion­naire was ad­min­is­tered to the li­brar­i­ans who were se­lected through pur­po­sive sam­pling; fre­quency count and per­cent­age for the de­mo­graphic pro­file (n=99); AWM to de­ter­mine the two fac­tors; Spear­man’s rho cor­re­la­tion to test the re­la­tion­ship of the two fac­tors be­tween the pub­lic and pri­vate aca­demic li­brar­i­ans.

Find­ings re­veal that ma­jor­ity of the re­spon­dents are in mid­dle adult­hood (41.67%), fe­males (92%), mar­ried (55.95), Ro­man Catholic (86.9%), hold­ing the po­si­tion of col­lege li­brar­ian (96.43%). BLIS grad­u­ates (69.05%), and rang­ing from 6-10 years length of ser­vice (27.14%). Re­sults re­veal that the re­spon­dents’ per­ceived the level of se­ri­ous­ness of stress: the ef­fects of work-re­lated stres­sors as slightly se­ri­ous (AWM=2.42) and mod­er­ately seroius (AWM=2.68). Fur­ther­more, re­sults re­veal the level of se­ri­ous­ness and the ef­fects of work-re­lated stres­sors as mod­er­ately cor­re­lated with Rs=0.52 and Rs=0.61, re­spec­tively. Re­sults also re­veal that the re­spon­dents’ pro­file and the level of se­ri­ous­ness and the ef­fects of work-re­lated stres­sors is highly cor­re­lated (p=.65<.75). In light of the study, rec­om­men­da­tions are hereby ad­vanced: (1) To con­duct a na­tional sur­vey to ac­cu­rately as­sess the stres­sors and its ef­fects among the li­brar­i­ans through­out the coun­try; (2) to serve as ba­sis for the higher in­sti­tu­tions in mak­ing their de­vel­op­men­tal plans and strate­gic plan­ning/ or­ga­ni­za­tional strate­gies; (3) also, as ba­sis for in­ter­ven­tion mea­sures in build­ing ca­pac­i­ties among li­brar­i­ans in Re­gion 1 (con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment).

Key­words: work-re­lated stress; aca­demic li­brar­i­ans; li­brar­i­ans

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