A STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL STRESS IN NEW SET UP UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN MURSHIDABAD DISTRICT IN WEST BENGAL

Mr. Mohanta Biswas

Abstract


The teachers are the assets of any country. They are burdened with the greatest responsibility of ‘Nation Building’. The teaching profession has an esteemed place among all professions. However teaching as a profession at any level becoming more demanding day by day. Teaching has also became more like a managerial job and is having multidimensional job responsibilities. All these situations greatly enhances the stress among teachers. The present study was designed to explore the relationship of occupational stress of the new set up upper primary school teachers with demographic variables like gender, location and teaching experience. Survey method of research has been used in the present study. Occupational Stress Scale constructed and standardized by Dr. Sajid Jamal and Dr. Abdul Raheem was used for collecting the data. For this research study a sample comprised of one hundred male and female new set up upper primary school teachers of government aided schools were randomly selected at Kandi Sub-division in Murshidabad district of West Bengal by the investigator. After the data collection, the data was analyzed using mean, standard deviation and ‘t’- test for interpret the results. The research paper bring to light that there is no significant difference in the occupational stress between the rural and urban teachers. The study uncover that the male teachers have more occupational stress than female teachers despite the fact that both were equally placed in terms of salary and workload. The research paper also bring to light that there is no significant difference in the level of occupational stress of new set up upper primary school teachers having different levels of teaching experience (Above and below 8 years). 


Keywords


Occupational Stress, Stressors, Male & Female New Set Up Upper Primary School Teachers, Rural & Urban New Set Up Upper Primary School Teachers, More Teaching & Less Teaching Experience of New Set Up Upper Primary School Teachers.

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