Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : teachers


Predicting psychological distress: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian teachers

R Zirwatul Aida R Ibrahim; Wan Zaleha Mohd Zalam; Mazidah Mohd Dagang; Khatijah Omar; Azlina Abu Bakar; Siti Nazilah Mat Ali

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 505-515

Based on the theory underlying the Job Demands-Control (JDC) and Job Demands-Control-Support (JDCS) models, the current study examined the predictors of psychological distress involving job demands, job control and social support. The cross-sectional study designed involved 335 teachers from Kuala Terengganu, a district located on the East Coast of Malaysia. The regression analysis showed that job demands, job control and social support significantly predict psychological distress among teachers. Overall, this study contributes to the corpus of literature by using JDC and JDCS models in the context of the Malaysian culture. Improving job control and social support, reducing job demands considered as important factors to prevent psychological distress among teachers.

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF SCHOOL TEACHERS IN EDUCATING SCHOOL CHILDREN REGARDING SIGNIFICANCE OF GOOD ORAL HEALTH AND RELATED PRACTICES-A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED STUDY

Nivetha g; Sri sakthi d; Arvind s

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2087-2094

ABSTRACT:
School teachers play a vital role in the overall development of achild.With proper knowledge on oral health and related practices they can instill good oral hygiene practices and related behaviours from a very early age. The aim of this present study is to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of school teachers in educating school children regarding oral health.A questionnaire consisted of 15 questions on oral health’s knowledge,attitude and practice were formulated and distributed among school teachers.The data obtained were subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS software and chi square tests were done between knowledge and gender,attitude and gender and practice and gender.The results were formulated in tables and graphs.The results showed that 85% of school teachers had good knowledge,95% had positive attitude and 66% had good practice regarding oral health.The study concludes that school teachers had adequate knowledge and positive attitude in educating school children regarding oral health.