Stress and Coping Mechanism of Punong Barangays: Basis for an Intervention Plan
Raul G Moldez, PhD1, Alma T. Gurrea, Ed.D2
Cagayan de Oro College-Phinma Education Network, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City1, Opol Community College, Opol, Misamis Oriental2
Stress and its management would be of special significance to an individual. This study determined the dominant sources of stress and coping mechanisms among the Punong Barangays from the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental using descriptive survey method. The study also made use of descriptive statistics; mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage and percentage distribution on all variables, dependent and independent. Pearson correlation coefficient was used to test correlation between respondent’s profile, coping mechanisms, and sources of stress. Regression analysis was used to measure the extent of stress influence. The study found out that respondents manifested some level of stress in fulfilling their roles, duties and responsibilities. The study concludes that dominant sources of stress among the respondents are work-related, familyrelated, and personal-related. It is recommended that Local Chief Executives – City and Municipal mayors – as well as Local Government Operations Officers of the Department of the Interior and Local Government assigned in each local government unit and exercising supervisory jurisdiction over Punong Barangays should develop an informed and conceptualized model of stress coping mechanisms. An intervention plan is designed based on the findings of the study.
Keywords: Stress Management, Stress Coping Mechanisms, Punong Barangays, Descriptivesurvey design, Philippines, Asia