Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Activity preference and level of physical activity participation of CIT university administrative employees
Author(s): Cando, Jean Marie, Lizares, Estela, Villacastin, Luni
Abstract: This study aims to identify the activity preferences and level of physical activity participation of the administrative employees of Cebu Institute of Technology â€“ University. It uses a descriptive method of research, with a survey questionnaire and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) long version as data gathering instruments. Means and percentages were computed and presented using tables and figures. The study revealed Zumba, Aero Dance, Yoga, Badminton, Bowling and TaeBo as the top 5 preferred activities of the respondents. Furthermore, the over-all mean level of physical activity participation in 4 dimensions, namely: Job-related, Transportation, Housework and Leisure -related is 5, which is categorically scored as â€œmoderateâ€ using the â€œGuidelines for the Data Processing and Analysis of IPAQâ€. Furthermore, the level of physical activity participation on a day per week level in aspects other than the 4 dimensions, such as sitting and sleeping, greatly exceeded the 4 dimensions with over-all mean percentage of 36%, and that the level of physical activity participation on minutes per day level in aspects other than the 4 dimensions extensively go above the 4 dimensions, even including sitting, with the highest over-all mean percentage of 66%. It is recommended therefore that CIT University Administrative employees be continuously given a fitness program, like Project CEXE, that would include Zumba and Aero Dance, to further enhance their leisure-related physical activity participation that would certainly promote a more active lifestyle that may either decrease or prevent occurrence of non-communicable diseases, and thus become more productive employees of the University.