Psychosocial Determinants of Healthful Condition of Staff in Federal College of Education Zaria, Kaduna State

Dr Yahaya Bello Babamba & Dr Hadiza Mohammed Bello

Abstract

The study investigates the relationship of socio-economic status, awareness, attitude and healthful condition of staff in the Federal College of Education, Zaria. The instrument used to gather data was a questionnaire on attitude, socio economic factors as well as level of awareness. A correlational design was adopted for the study. A structured questionnaire was designed and validated for the study. This instrument was administered on 110 respondents in the sampled tertiary institution. The data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) statistics. The hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that the level of awareness (r= 0.674, p= 0.002), socio economic factors (r= 0.808, p= 0.001) and attitude (r= 0.557, p= 0.020) have significant relationship with the general health conditions of the respondents. Therefore, it is recommended, among others, that the price of drug and other medical services in the clinic should be reviewed downward, especially the important drugs, so as to encourage wide patronage among the staff of the college. It is equally very important that the attitude of the staff of the college clinic be improved and their negative attitudes towards patient be curtailed.

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