HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 9 no. 1 (2014)

Work, Sports and Leisure Activities of Faculty: Basis for the Physical Fitness Program

Gelsa S. Gelacio



Physical fitness is the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor, alertness and without undue fatigue to enjoy leisure time pursuits and to meet unforeseen emergencies. Thus, any improvement in an individual’s fitness improves his or her health and well-being. This study evaluated physical fitness activities, which findings could be used as basis in designing a physical fitness program for the faculty of the University of Southern Mindanao. The study utilized the descriptive survey method. To determine the physical fitness activity indices of the faculty members, a questionnaire was used. T-test was used to compare the physical fitness activity indices of USM faculty members considering their sex, age, and designation. The findings of the study reveal a highly significant difference in sports and leisure activity indices between male and female respondents. A significant difference in the physical fitness activity indices considering the respondents designation was also found. The finding implies that the respondents with and without designations have the same measure of physical activity and leisure index.