HomeLiceo Journal of Higher Education Researchvol. 5 no. 1 (2007)

Menopausal Stressors as Attributes of Behavioral Changes

Fe S. Tolibas

Discipline: Psychology



The study delved into the menopausal stressors as attributes of behavioral changes among the selected tertiary female faculty in Cagayan de Oro City. The researcher used the descriptive design. Forty- four full-time and part-time tertiary instructors in Cagayan de Oro City were chosen as respondents of the study. They experienced either premature, surgical, or normal menopause. The majority of the respondents aged between 56-60 years old, was married, has doctorates, earned between P10, 000 – P30, 000, and went through the natural type of menopause. The respondents experienced to a low extent the mental, sexual, and physiological (pains) stressors while psychological, social and physiological (discomforts) stressors were experienced to a very low extent. There was a high positive relationship between menopausal stressors and behavioral changes experienced by the menopause women. The women who are in the teaching profession experienced little problem of discomforts brought about by menopausal stressors. The high relationship between menopausal stressors and behavioral changes shows that the higher the menopausal stressors a woman experiences, the higher the degree of behavioral change occurs.