Psychological well-being and stress among college teachers
Keywords:Stress, Psychological wellbeing, satisfaction, efficiency, sociability, Mental health, College teachers.
AbstractTeaching is a profession associated with high stress, and teaching responsibilities include balancing the demands of the pupils and concerns about their behavior, and speedy decision-making is often required. So in the Indian context psychological wellbeing of the teacher is very much extensively studied. The aim of this study is to compare psychological well-being stress among senior college teachers. This study is a comparison. The study population is consisted of teachers in Arts, Commerce and Science colleges of Ahmednagar city. The sample consisted of 80 College teachers (40 Male college teachers and 40 Female college teachers) from senior colleges in Ahmednagar city. Age group of sample was 38-55 years. Data was studied by purposive sampling method. Testing tools Psychological wellbeing scale by Dr.Devendra Singh Sisodia & Pooja Choudary, and Social Readjustment Rating Scale by Holmes and Rahey were used for collecting the data. The psychological wellbeing scale has five dimensions namely satisfaction, efficiency, sociability, mental health, and interpersonal relations. The differences in psychological wellbeing and stress among college teachers were analyzed by using t test. The findings showed that there is a significant difference on psychological well-being and stress among college teachers. In the present study research findings revealed that Stress of male college teachers is more than female college teachers and Female college teachers were higher in psychological well-being than Male college teachers. Some stress reduction training programmes will be utilized in reducing the stress and increasing the psychological wellbeing of college teachers
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