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The association between core job components, physical activity, and mental health in African academics in a post-COVID-19 context

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dc.contributor.author Asiamah N.
dc.contributor.author Muhonja F.
dc.contributor.author Omisore A.
dc.contributor.author Opuni F.F.
dc.contributor.author Mensah H.K.
dc.contributor.author Danquah E.
dc.contributor.author Agyemang S.M.
dc.contributor.author Agyemang I.
dc.contributor.author Hatsu S.
dc.contributor.author Baffoe R.S.
dc.contributor.author Eku E.
dc.contributor.author Manu C.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-31T15:05:17Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-31T15:05:17Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.issn 10461310
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s12144-021-02037-3
dc.description Asiamah, N., School of Health and Care Professions, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Ave, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, United Kingdom, Africa Centre for Epidemiology, P. O. Box AN, Accra, 16284, Ghana; Muhonja, F., School of Public Health, Mount Kenya University, Thika, Kenya; Omisore, A., Department of Community Medicine, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria; Opuni, F.F., Department of Marketing, Accra Technical University, Accra, Ghana; Mensah, H.K., Human Resources and Organizational Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; Danquah, E., Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua, Ghana; Agyemang, S.M., Department of Physical Education and Health, Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education, Abetifi, Ghana; Agyemang, I., West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, Accra, Ghana; Hatsu, S., Department of Computer Science, Accra Technical University, Accra, Ghana; Baffoe, R.S., School of Business, Accra Technical University, Accra, Ghana; Eku, E., Institute for Distance Education and E-learning, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana; Manu, C.A., School of Business, Accra Technical University, Accra, Ghana en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the association between core job components (i.e. teaching, research, and student assessment), physical activity (PA), and mental health in a post-COVID-19 context. An online questionnaire administered via Google Forms was used to gather data from 1064 African academics in four countries. A sensitivity analysis was applied to adjust for covariates. Data were analyzed with the hierarchical linear regression analysis. The average age of participants was 44�years. The study found that PA was positively associated with research but negatively associated with student assessment. Mental health was positively associated with onsite teaching but negatively associated with online teaching and research. PA did not predict mental health and mediate the relationship between the job components and mental health. It is concluded that PA may not increase mental health in African academics in a post-COVID-19 situation that required the resumption of work while observing social distancing protocols. � 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject Academics en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.subject neighborhood walkability en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Teaching en_US
dc.title The association between core job components, physical activity, and mental health in African academics in a post-COVID-19 context en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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