AN EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS’ WORK RELATED STRESS: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS

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AN EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS’ WORK RELATED STRESS: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                  i

Declaration                                                                                ii

Approval Page                                                                           iii

Dedication                                                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                                     vi

Table of Contents                                                                      vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1    Inroduction                                                 1

1.2  Background of the study       3

1.3    Statement of the General Problem                                  4

1.4    Objective of the study                                                       5

1.5    Significance of the study                                                  5

1.6    Statement of hypothesis                                                   6

1.7    Scope of the study                                                             6

1.8    Limitation of the study                                                     7

1.9    Definition of terms                                                            7

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0    Introduction                                                                      9

2.1    Review of related literature                                             9

2.2    Theoretical framework

2.3    Summary of review                                                           33

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    Introduction                                                                      35

3.2    Research design                                                                35

3.3    Area of study                                                                    35

3.4    Population of the study                                                    36

3.5    Sample size                                                                       36

3.6    Instrument for data collection                                          36

3.7    Reliability of the instrument                                            37

3.8    Validity of the Instrument                                               38

3.9    Method of data Collection                                                 38

3.10  Method of Data Analysis                                                  39

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1    Introduction                                                                      41

4.2    Characteristics of the respondents                                   41

4.3    Presentation of Data Analysis                                         43

4.4    Discussion of Findings                                                     48

4.5    Summary of findings                                                        49

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary                                                                          51

5.2    Conclusion                                                                        52

5.3    Recommendation                                                              53

Biography                                                                         54

Appendix                                                                           56

Abstract:
This study aims to explore the phenomenon of work-related stress among teachers and its implications for educational administrators. The teaching profession is widely recognized as demanding and challenging, with teachers often facing numerous stressors that can adversely affect their well-being and professional performance. Understanding the causes and consequences of teacher stress is crucial for educational administrators in developing effective strategies to support their staff and create a conducive work environment.

The research employs a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. Through interviews and surveys, the study investigates the various sources of work-related stress experienced by teachers, including heavy workload, time pressures, student behavior management, and lack of resources and support. Additionally, the study examines the impact of stress on teachers’ mental health, job satisfaction, and overall professional effectiveness.

The findings reveal that teachers frequently experience high levels of stress due to the aforementioned factors, leading to emotional exhaustion, burnout, and reduced job satisfaction. The study highlights the crucial role of educational administrators in mitigating work-related stress by implementing organizational policies and practices that promote teacher well-being, such as workload management strategies, professional development opportunities, and support systems.

The implications of this research for educational administrators are significant. By recognizing and addressing the specific stressors faced by teachers, administrators can create a positive work environment that fosters teacher resilience, job satisfaction, and retention. The study recommends the implementation of comprehensive stress management programs, provision of adequate resources, fostering a supportive collegial culture, and promoting work-life balance.

In conclusion, this study sheds light on the work-related stress experienced by teachers and emphasizes the important role of educational administrators in alleviating this issue. By prioritizing teacher well-being and implementing effective support mechanisms, administrators can enhance the overall quality of education and contribute to a healthier and more productive teaching workforce. Further research is encouraged to explore additional factors influencing teacher stress and evaluate the long-term effectiveness of stress management interventions.

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