Job stress among general and special school teachers in Jahrom City, Iran

Alamdarloo, Ghorban Hemati and Moradi, Sajedeh and Moradi, Shahram (2023) Job stress among general and special school teachers in Jahrom City, Iran. International Journal of Public Health Research, 13 (1). pp. 1659-1666. ISSN 2232-0245


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Introduction Teaching is among the careers which are associated with a lot of stress. Occupational or job stress is an unfavorable mental state which is caused by the workplace environment and can seriously impede employees’ performance. The purpose of this research was to compare occupational stress among general and special school teachers. Methods 84 teachers (42 were general school teachers and 42 were special school teachers) from Jahrom, Iran were selected as study samples. Special school teachers and general school teachers were chosen using convenience sampling and multistage random sampling methods, respectively. Parker and DeCotiis’s job stress scale was used to assess job stress. The collected data were analysed by two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Results Results showed that job stress and its subscales were significantly higher among general school teachers than special school teachers (p <0.05); however, there was no significant difference between male and female teachers in terms of job stress and its subscales (p<0.05). Conclusions According to the findings of this study, the Ministry of Education is recommended to prevent job stress by improving the level of services in general school and holding workshops with the aim of offering teachers some coping strategies to deal with stress in schools.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Job stress; Occupational stress; Teachers; General schools; Special schools
Journal:International Journal of Public Health Research
ID Code:21787
Deposited By: Mr. Mohd Zukhairi Abdullah
Deposited On:05 Jul 2023 04:07
Last Modified:06 Jul 2023 03:42

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