The Influence Of Job Stress

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1.9 Operational Definition

1.9.1 Job Stress Job stress define as the response to organizational stress in the workplace environment that pose “a perceived threat to an individual’s well-being or safety”. On the other hand, individual level factors have also been implicated in stress outcomes, both as contributing factors as well as moderators of stress (Finney, et.al, 2013).

Teachers’ stress refers to a situation where the teachers are exposed to certain unwanted internal or external environmental factors which obstruct the routine life of the faculty by negatively affecting their performance at work. Minimal levels of routine stress do not have severe consequences, but continuous exposure to excessive stress could lead to job dissatisfaction,
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Stress is the psychological either strain or distress resulting from exposure to unusual or demanding situations, known as stressors. Meanwhile, job stress is the response to organizational stressors in the workplace environment that pose as a perceived threat to an individual’s well-being or safety. Individual level factors have also been implicated in stress outcomes, both as contributing factors as well as moderators of stress (Finney, et.al, 2013).
Job stress is a common occurrence among various professions worldwide, is regarded as a major occupational health problem for health care professionals especially teacher. Job stress has been reported to affect job performance among teacher as they might become less competitive and low commitment. Stress is a complex phenomenon resulting from the interaction between individuals and the environment (Banarjee & Mehta, 2016). According to Kayasta & Kayasta , 2012, teacher stress is the experience by a teacher of unpleasant negative emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, depression and nervousness, resulting from some aspect of their
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This consequently drains the resources and cause inefficiency in organizations hence the increasing widespread concern among policy makers, employers, employees and researchers over the high levels of stress in the world today.
Stress in teaching profession restrains the quality of the teachers and the same creates a misery in the minds of the teachers due to heavy workload, unsecured state of job, low pay emoluments, lack of career development, lack of communication, harassment in the school or college by peer teachers, workers, students others, family and financial problems. Teachers stress erodes the peacefulness in the mind and life of teachers. It has negative effect on their work performance. Teacher stress may be defined as the experience by a teacher of unpleasant, negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety, tension, frustration or depression, resulting from some aspect of their work as a teacher (Hanif, et.al, 2011)

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