Title: Physical, emotional and spiritual health of faculty: an exploratory study

Authors: Amit Jain; Shruti Mishra; Gajendra Yadav

Addresses: TAPMI School of Business, Manipal University Jaipur, Dehmi Kalan, Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway, Near GVK Toll Plaza, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 303007, India ' Faculty of Management, Manipal University Jaipur, Dehmi Kalan, Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway, Near GVK Toll Plaza, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 303007, India ' JK Lakshmipat University, Near Mahindra SEZ, Ajmer Road, Mahapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302026, India

Abstract: This study is sought to better understand the physical, spiritual and emotional health of faculties in educational institutions. The current study explores the work/job related health problems and difficulties which are faced by the faculties of educational institutions. These above-mentioned dimensions comprise of physical comfort/discomfort, emotional instability and spiritual health of employees. An exploratory study was conducted with the help of a structured interview schedule on a sample of 70 faculties and teachers. Results extracted with the help of content analysis indicated that faculties irrespective of gender have several physical discomforts which sometimes lead to emotional instability. Most of the faculties are negative for their overall health experience. To cope with this issue, this paper suggests suitable physical exercises and meditation to ensure better physical, spiritual and emotional health.

Keywords: physical health; emotional health; spiritual health; sedentary lifestyle; work-stress; work-life balance; physical activity; yoga.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2018.10018291

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2018 Vol.9 No.4, pp.348 - 361

Received: 17 May 2018
Accepted: 17 Sep 2018

Published online: 26 Dec 2018 *

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