Investigation of Wellness Lifestyle of Students of Different IIM in India
Introduction - Wellness Lifestyle is not a common term in India, but lot of MNCs are investing in it to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity, this study is Investigating Wellness Lifestyle of students of different IIMs of India who will be joining this healthy/ unhealthy workforce. Aim- The objective of the study to investigate the Wellness Lifestyle of Post Graduate Program (MBA) students (N=600) of IIM-Ahmadabad (N=100), IIM- Bangalore (N=100), IIM-Calcutta (N=100), IIM-Indore (N=100), IIM-Kozhikode (N=100), IIM-Lucknow (N=100). Methodology- William.K.Hoeger Wellness Lifestyle questionnaire, Data was collected through random sampling method (On and Offline Mode), Descriptive Statistics and ANOVA was applied on SPSS 21.0. The study also compare the wellness Lifestyle factors of selected IIMs and to find out correlation between Academic Achievement and wellness lifestyle score of the students of all IIMs. Results- It was hypothesised that there will be significant difference between IIM which was accepted with six factors such as Health Related Fitness, Nutrition, Avoiding Chemical Dependency, Personal Hygiene and Health, Environmental health and Protection whereas factors like Stress Management, Emotional Wellbeing and Personal Safety where hypothesis was rejected. No correlation was found between the academic achievement and Wellness Lifestyle Factors as the students(N=415) are best brains of India and maintain certain level of wellness as per the factors taken for study hence their Academic Achievement will not be correlated with Wellness lifestyle score as per the data. On the basis of William.K.Hoeger Wellness Lifestyle questionnaire rating the overall descriptive statistics shows that 76% of students need Improvement on health related Fitness factor ,72% students needs improvement on Nutritional level, 71% students were good on Avoiding Chemical Dependency , 45% of overall students need Improvement on stress management, 54% students needs Improvement personal health and hygiene factor, about 69% students were needing improvement on their emotional wellbeing factor, 50% of students from all 6 IIMs are under excellent category, 41% of the students are excellent with their personal safety measure and lastly Environmental health and protection students were categorised as Excellent, Good and Needs Improvement with 32%,35% and 32% respectively. Conclusion- The Institutes need a set curriculum with Professional personnel of Physical Education who can educate students of taking preventive measures by sustaining healthy lifestyle rather after being affected. Indian education system needs to initiate the Physical Education curriculum for Under graduation and Graduation level in all the premiere and non- premiere Institutes and Universities. Overall studied IIMs need to work on their wellness Lifestyle and a constructive curriculum is needed with professional guidance.