Wellness Attitudes of Secondary School Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria

Abstract:

This paper examines the wellness attitudes of Secondary School Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research was adopted. 480 secondary school teachers were selected from both Public and Private Schools in Cross River State using deliberate sampling technique. A researcherconstructed questionnaire (r = .86) was the main instrument for data collection. Percentage frequency was used to analyze the data. The study revealed that the teachers were having negative wellness attitude. It was recommended among others that Federal and States Ministries of Education in conjunction with STAN should include teachers’ health related theme in the conferences. Also, school administrators should create wellness programs for the teachers. The public health practitioners were encouraged to extend their areas of operation to include schools, colleges and tertiary institutions.