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n Journal of Educational Studies - A mini-review of literature on teacher occupational stress

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Abstract

Psychological literature has shown that teaching is one of the most stressful professions. This paper examines literature on the prevalence of stress in the teaching profession, the conceptualisation of stresses as seen through the eyes of various models of stress, sources of stress, and its effects on teachers predisposed to it using the lenses of various stress models. The paper begins with a critical discussion of the concept stress and its prevalence in the teaching profession. Teaching pupils who lack motivation, maintaining discipline, time pressure and over workload were implicated as the common stressors. Most of reviewed researches have shown that stress has debilitating effects on the teachers.

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2010-01-01
2016-12-08
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