Teaching Staff Self-efficacy and Exercise Behaviour in Tertiary Institutions in Southwest, Nigeria

Patricia Chinma Ngwakwe


Health challenges and general wellness could arise due to non-indulgence in physical exercises. Teaching staff job schedules of teaching, research and supervision predispose them to life of less indulgence in strenuous physical exercises. The self-belief that they may not be able to improve on the regimented lifestyles occasioned by their job schedules is the root cause of this sedentary lifestyle. This study therefore sought to determine teaching staff self-efficacy and exercise behaviour in tertiary institutions in Southwestern Nigeria. Self-efficacy scale r = 0.63 and exercise behaviour scale r = 0.61 were used to collect data from one thousand five hundred and thirty-six (1536) teaching staff. It was observed that self-efficacy significantly predicted the exercise behaviour of the teaching staff of tertiary institutions. It was therefore, recommended that considering the sedentary lifestyle of these teaching staffs’, the tertiary institutions authorities should provide good quality facilities, equipment and recreational programmes for the enjoyment values of their teaching staffs.

Keywords: Teaching staff, Self-efficacy, Exercise behaviour, Tertiary institutions, Southwestern Nigeria

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