Effects of Perceived Stress at Job among Primary and Secondary School Teachers
International Journal Of Advancement In Engineering Technology, Management and Applied Science (IJAETMAS) 2016, 3(11), pp. 97 - 106.
10 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2019
Date Written: November 2016
Background: Teaching is considered as one of the most stressful occupations in today’s life because the modern world belongs to full of stress. Stress is a feeling of tension which is both emotional and physical. It can occur in specific situations. Occupational stress occurs when workers perceive an imbalance between their capability and resources to meet these demands. Objectives: The aim of the present study is to determine and compare the effect of perceived stress at job among primary and secondary school teachers working in both the private and government schools. Methodology: A population of 742 (420 primary and 322 secondary) teachers from private schools and 663 (347 primary and 316 secondary) teachers from government schools. Data were gathered from 163 (82 primary and 81 secondary) sample respondents from private schools and 156 (each 78 primary and secondary) sample respondents from government schools in Karaikal District of Union Territory of Puducherry, India. Result: The analysis of the data reveals on the basis of type of school, private school teachers have faced more stress than the government school teachers. Further, the result found that there is not a meaningful difference between primary and secondary level teachers working in the both private and government schools. i.e., both the primary and secondary level teachers working in both the private and government schools are affected by the job stress. Conclusion: It was concluded that the benefits in reducing the job stress is to promote a pleasurable work environment for all.
Keywords: Job Stress, Work Overload, Working Condition, Job Security, Promotion, Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, Job Performance
JEL Classification: J28, J81, I12, M10, Z22
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