ANALYTICAL STUDY OF GENDER BASED OCCUPATIONAL STRESS IN UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF BHOPAL DISTRICT

Hasrat Jahan

Abstract


In the wake of Universal Elementary Education , the stress of Upper Primary teachers have increased, due to which  increase in student enrollment, additional administrative tasks, time pressures and unrealistic deadlines. The aim of the present study is to determine the Occupational Stress level of teachers working at upper primary level. One hundred and five Government upper primary school teachers from Bhopal District were chosen as sample by using random sampling technique and administered with an Occupational Stress Rating Scale developed by researcher. The statistical technique was employed to calculate the Mean, SD and percentage and the obtained results were analyzed accordingly. In the present study, Occupational Stress was evident in both male and female teachers, but stress level was found to be higher in male teachers. Teacher stress associated with Work Overload, Strenuous Working Conditions and Role Conflict was more in males while female teachers were found to be more stressed with Professional Distress and Impoverished Relations dimensions of occupational stress. This research also focuses on the need for recognizing and identifying the major stressors in teachers, so that management committees and policy makers find a way to minimize occupational stress in upper primary school teachers. 


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Occupational Stress, Upper Primary School Teachers, Stressor

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