MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN TEACHERS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF MEGHALAYA
Keywords:Mental Health, Women Teachers
Today Mental Health is a wide issue, which concerns everyone, and it is not just the absence of mental disorder. According to the WHO (2015), defined mental health as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. According to the WHO (2012) in its document on Risks to Mental Health discusses on the various determinants of Mental Health and well-being. Mental Health and well-being is influenced not only by individual attributes , but also by the social circumstances in which persons find themselves and the environment, and may threaten or protect an individual’s mental health state. The teaching profession demands women teachers to perform efficiently, keep updating teaching and social skills and learn technology as well as the home demands of attention by children, old parents and household activities, puts enormous stress on them. The women teacher's mental health not only contributes to better mental health of pupils but is essential for her own efficiency and happiness. Women teachers plays a major role at home and in school which requires them to be in sound state of mind. The present study was conducted to examine the Level of Mental Health of Women Teachers of Secondary Schools of Meghalaya. For carrying out the study the investigator used self-constructed questionnaire and adopted survey method in which 415 women teachers from four districts of Meghalaya are selected as sample for the study. The results from the findings is discussed in the paper.
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