Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(6), pp. 143-157. July, 2015.
Full Length Research
Occupational Stress among Secondary School Teachers and their Coping Strategies: The Case of Central Zone of Tigray Region
Hagos Atsbeha Gebrekirstos
College of Social Sciences and Languages, Aksum University, Ethiopia. Email: email@example.com
Accepted 22 July 2015
employed a cross-sectional survey method which intended at inspecting
the current level of occupational stress, possible contributing factors
and the mostly used coping strategies by central zone secondary school
teachers of Tigray region. The study area consists of 1139 secondary
school teachers and out of them 321 participants were taken for this
study. Again, to select the sample schools, cluster random sampling and
then lottery method of simple random sampling techniques were used. All
BA holder teachers of the selected sample schools (except the principals
and vice principals) were included in the sample size. To collect data
for the study, occupational stress inventory, coping-questionnaire and
stressor-questionnaire were used. To analyze the collected data, both
descriptive and inferential statistics were applied. Accordingly, the
result of the occupational stress inventory indicated that, all the
secondary school teachers experienced high level of occupational stress.
The dominant stressors were interpersonal related sources,
administrative related sources and students’-parents related sources
respectively. Besides, the mostly used coping strategy by more than half
of the teachers was turning to religion. What is more, the result of
this study also indicated that gender, work place and family size have
no effect in experiencing occupational stress among the teachers. On the
contrary, age and work experience have significant mean difference.
Based on the findings of this study, the following recommendation was
made. The educational bureaus of the central zone and the region, health
professionals and other educational practitioners, in collaboration with
the schools, should take appropriate measures to reduce the current
level of the teachers’ occupational stress and to make them use the most
effective coping strategies.
Cite This Article As: Gebrekirstos HA (2015). Occupational Stress Among Secondary School Teachers And Their Coping Strategies :The Case Of Central Zone Of Tigray Region. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(6): 143-157.