An Exploratory Study of Military Leaders’ and Higher Education Leaders’ Perspectives on Maintaining Life Balance Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually
Researchers and others must advocate as leaders and educational practitioners to promote the importance of life balance. This research focused on leaders’ daily and weekly life balance within the variables of mental, physical (exercise and diet), and spiritual arenas. The intention and benefit of this research is to generate a framework that people can use to help them measure and compare lives of the leaders in educational and military organizations sampled. When we live unbalanced lives, mental stress can lead to depression, and poor physical health can lead to injuries and diseases, and not having spiritual well-being may lead to unguided paths of anxiety and poor inner strength or courage. The mixed methodology approach was utilized in this study. The researcher studied the population of N=127 survey participants within the university/educational community and selected military units across the United States. The total population of participants consisted of two subgroups (military leaders n1=47 and n2=33 higher education leaders). Instruments used in this study include Literature Reviews, Qualitative and Quantitative Life Balance Survey, IBM SPSS and NVIVO software, Google Forms Descriptive Statistics, Inductive and Deductive Analysis, Social Networks, and the Holistic Educational Leadership Model. Conclusions suggested the leaders’ dedication to mental, physical and spiritual variables were significantly similar in day-to-day practices, with minor differences in time spent performing life balance activities, and recommended strategies in improving quality of life at work and home are included in this study. Recommended future research should incorporate a META Analysis of work-life balance and shared with influential leaders. Policymakers must advocate for change; if left unchecked, we stand to lose our quality of life, relationships, productivity, and world standing. … A well-balanced life equates to happiness!
Higher education|Health education|Health sciences|Educational leadership
Samonte, Ferdinand D, "An Exploratory Study of Military Leaders’ and Higher Education Leaders’ Perspectives on Maintaining Life Balance Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually" (2022). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI29999107.