A study of the prevelance, source and symptoms of stress among teachers in Azad Islamic University at Hamadan

karbasi, manizhe (2008) A study of the prevelance, source and symptoms of stress among teachers in Azad Islamic University at Hamadan. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 10 (37). pp. 25-32.

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Abstract

Although teaching due to its manpower resources development is very rewarding but it produces special stress which could not be found in any other professions. The present study examines the prevalence, sources and symptoms of stress among teachers in Azad Islamic University at Hamadan Branch as its objective. Methods and Materials: This survey study was done on 168 university teachers. The instrument of the study was Kyriacou- Sutcliff (1978) teacher stress questionnaire. Data were analyzed through t-test for independent groups, ANOVA, Tukey test and Pearson corrolation coefficient. Results: The results revealed that 17.9 of teachers showed high or very high stress, 29 moderate and 53 had no stress or low stress. Most important source of their stress were lack of students unwillingness to study, high number of them in class and low motivation. There were no significant differences in regard of demographic and proffessional characteristics unless those working concurrently at another organization who had lower stress (p=0/013) and all symptoms of stress showed a positive meaningful correlation with the general stress of teachers. Conclusion: Amomg the basic reasons of teachers stress were lack of students interests in field of study, high ratio of student- teacher and unemployment of students after graduation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 21:05
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 21:05
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5945

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