Healthy Life Style Status of Wolkite University Academic Staffs Vis-À-Vis Second-Generation University Academic Staffs of Center Ethiopia

Bizuneh Shamebo Shebo


Background: University staffs play a vital role in producing an intellectual generation of one’s country. The healthy life status of instructors may have both positive or negative impacts on services that they provide to students and on the quality of education. Therefore, this study aimed to examine a healthy lifestyle status of wolkite university academic staff as compared to second-generation university.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on University instructors from three different Universities of Debre Birahn, Wolkite and Wolita Sodo Universities found in Ethiopia. A stratified random sampling technique was employed for selected study participants. During data collection methods demographic variables and health-promoting lifestyle profile 2 standardized questionnaires were used. Each item's expression was scored on a scale of 1 to 4. Internal consistency (Cronbach’s Alpha) of this tool was in acceptable interval α = 0.868. Finally, the data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and inferential statistical tests like the Chi-Square test of association, Independent T-test and Analysis of variance.

Results: According to the results, the descriptive analysis of subscales of health-promoting lifestyle profile 2 for both gender male and female showed that the highest mean was recorded for health responsibility subscale whereas the lowest mean belongs to the subscale of physical activity.

The mean health-promoting lifestyle among three universities Wolkite University was lower than other universities in terms of the subscale of physical activity and Wolita Sodo university was higher than other universities in terms of the subscale of health responsibility. There is no significant mean difference between universities.

The independent T-test result shows that there’s a significant mean difference between male and female instructors in subscales of physical activity and Nutrition.


This study found that the Nutrition and Physical activity subscales of health-promoting lifestyle was low. The healthy promoting lifestyle of staff members in the three universities had no significant mean different. Staff should have the habit of scheduled physical activities to keep safe their healthy lifestyle.

Keywords: Health-promoting Lifestyle Status, demographic characteristics, Instructors

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/67-02

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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