A STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AMONG FEMALE TEACHERS WORKING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN TEZPUR TOWN OF ASSAM

Rashmi Rekha Rabha

Abstract


Occupational  Stress” is an unavoidable phenomenon in human life in  today’s  world of rapid  industrialization and increasing  urbanization. It is  a  psychophysical condition which  affects an  individual’s  productivity, effectiveness , personal health and quality  of work. Teacher stress is a  specific type of occupational stress. Teaching profession can be identified as a stressful occupation in this modern challenging world which  can adversely  affect the  health of the teachers which in turn affects  the students  and the  learning environment. In this respect, female school teachers usually faced lots of  occupational stress particularly the married female  teachers as they have to play multiple roles both at homes and schools. In this paper, attempts have been made  to identify the  main causes of occupational stress among the female teachers of  secondary schools  and the  ways for  preventing and minimizing the same.

Keywords


Occupational stress, teaching profession, female teacher, secondary school.

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