Perception Of Recreational Sports in Reducing Work-Related Stress: A Case Study of Administrative Staff of LCWU & IBA Sukkur

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Sumera Sattar
Syeda Zaira Batool
Dr. Shahzaman Khan

Abstract

Background: The level of stress is increasing amazingly among professionals of different walks of life. Progressively stress is changing quickly among the workers because of a bunch of different reasons. Employees experience and feel focused persistently on many aspects of life along with work, thus the responses to stress at the work environment is having different effects on the quality of life as compared to other groups of the population


Objectives: Alongside adapting to stress, recreational exercises can improve the personal satisfaction through detachment from work and socialization. The reason for this examination was to look at the connection between practicing recreational activities and reduction in work related stress.


Methodology: A total number of 32 staff members from LCWU (n=16) and IBA Sukkur (n=16) volunteered to participate in this study. The quantitative correlational research design was used to test for statistical relationships among variables. Data was collecting using “Leisure Satisfaction Scale” and “The Work Stress Questionnaire”. Descriptive analyses were used on the demographics. Correlation analysis was used on “Leisure Satisfaction Scores” and “Perceived Stress Scores”.


Results: A total number of 32 administrative staff with a mean age of 19.7 participated in this study from LCWU and IBA Sukkur. Independent Sample Test indicated a significant level of work related stress (p=0.025) All of them reported to participate in some kind of recreational activities on regular basis. It was also found that participation in recreational activities had a significant effect on stress reduction (p=0.000) Regression analysis indicated a significant relationship between participation in recreational activities and stress reduction (p=0.014). A significantly positive relationship was found between participation in recreational activities and Leisure Satisfaction (r=1.000). Whereas, no significant differences were found between administrative staff of LCWU and IBA Sukkur on all three variables (p=0.062).

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