EFFECT OF MODE OF JOB, GENDER, AGE, AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH OF TEACHERS

Dr. Indu Rathee

Abstract


Mental health has been reported as an important factor influencing individual’s various behaviors, activities, happiness and performance.  The present study aims to find out whether schoolteachers of regular and contractual base differ significantly in regards to their mental health. The study further compared the mental health of schoolteachers on the basis of gender (female and male), age (More than 40 years and Less than 40 years) and teaching experience (More than 15 years and Less than 15years). The sample of the study consisted of 90 school teachers, 45 regular and 45 contractual base working at secondary level, selected from different government aided educational institutions of district Sonipat, Haryana. For data collection, the investigator used the ‘Employee’s Mental Health Inventory’ developed by Jagdish (2001) Analyses of the data were done by applying Mean, SD and t-test. It was found that regular teachers of government-aided schools possess good mental health in comparison to contractual school teachers. Results revealed the significant difference between male and female teachers regarding mental health. Age has no effect on the mental health of teachers. Further findings show that teaching experience also has an effect on the mental health of the teachers.

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Mental health, Regular, Contratual, Gender, Age Teaching Experience.

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