Occupational Stress among Female Teachers of Elementary Schools with respect to their Marital Status and Type of Schools

Vol-4 | Issue-03 | March 2019 | Published Online: 13 March 2019    PDF ( 246 KB )
Dr. Kuldeep Singh 1

1Assistant Professor, M.R. College of Education, Hassanpur, District Jhajjar (Haryana)


Teaching profession can be identified as a stressful occupation in this modern challenging world which can adversely affect the physical and mental health of the teachers which in turn affects the students and the learning environment. Female teachers particularly the married female teachers usually faced lots of occupational stress as the female teachers have to play very important role both at homes and schools. The major objective of this study is to study the occupational stress among female teachers working in elementary schools of Haryana with respect to their marital status and type of schools. The study employed descriptive survey method for the purpose of investigation. A sample of 190 female teachers working in elementary schools in Jhajjar district of Rohtak Division of Haryana was selected using multi-stage random sampling technique. Teachers Occupational Stress Scale by Jamal & Raheem (2012) was used. The findings of the study revealed a significant difference in occupational stress among female teachers working in elementary schools in relation to marital status. The married female elementary teachers were found to have high level of occupational stress than unmarried female elementary teachers. The study further revealed that female teachers of private elementary schools have been found to possess higher occupational stress than female elementary teachers working in govt. schools.

Occupational Stress, Elementary Schools, Marital Status, Type of Schools.
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