Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : teachers


OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AMONG TEACHERS WORKING IN THE SCHOOLS OF WESTERN INDIA

Dr. Reema L Wankar, Dr. Chaitali Borgaonkar , Dr. Sanjay G Panchal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2550-2555

Introduction: Teacher stress is defined as experiences in teachers of unpleasant, negative emotions, such as anger, frustration, anxiety, depression and nervousness, resulting from some aspect of their work as teachers. Objective was to assess the level of occupational stress and its associated factors among teachers of two private schools from the metropolitan city of Maharashtra.
Method: A cross sectional study was conducted on 96 school teachers of two Private schools of Metropolitan city. Two scales namely Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) and General Health Questionnaire-12 items (GHQ-12) to measure social support and occupational stress respectively. Both these scales have been used as stress measurement tools.
Results: Around half of teachers were in the age group of 31 to 45 years (50.08%) and mean age was 38.5 (SD + 9.25). Around 12.5% of the teachers had inadequate social support and about 54.17% teachers had stress. Bivariate analysis showed accomplishment pressure and lack of social support to teachers adds to their stress levels (p< 0.05). Similar finding were seen by multivariate analysis i.e. higher expectation of performance (OR: 2.59) and lack of social support (OR: 2.87) had higher odds of having stress.
Conclusion: Competent work accomplishments and adequate social support to school teachers were considered as protective factor against occupation stress

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.