Reducing Subjective Fatigue among University Teachers of Indonesia
Keywords:subjective fatigue, knowledge, training, university teacher, Indonesia
Objectives: This study aimed to reduce subjective fatigue and increase knowledge of fatigue among university teachers.
Methods: A quasi experimental design was used to examine the efficacy of fatigue-controlled training among university teachers in intervention and control groups. As many as 37 teachers from intervention group and 40 teachers from control group completed T1 (baseline) and T2 (follow-up) data on knowledge, subjective fatigue using an item subscale of Self-Diagnosis Checklist for Assessment of Workers’ Accumulative Fatigue.
Results: The results of repeated measured analysis of variances showed that training program for fatigue was associated with higher knowledge and lowered subjective fatigue compared with control group. Significant main effects of fatigue training on knowledge, and subjective were revealed. After controlling for all covariates, the repeated measured analysis of variances showed significant main effects of fatigue training program on knowledge and subjective fatigue.
Conclusions: Fatigue-controlled training program reported in this study was efficacious to enhance university teachers’ knowledge of fatigue and occupational health and safety at a work place. University teachers experienced lower subjective fatigue after been trained. This program may be considered as an initial strategy for occupational safety and health program in education setting to reduce fatigue particularly among university teachers. The training should be conducted frequently to enable university teachers controlled their fatigue.
Int. J. Soc. Sci. Manage. Vol.1(1) 2014 22-28