STRESSORS AND COPING MECHANISMS OF TEACHERS
This study aimed to assess the stressors and coping mechanisms of Senior High School (SHS) Teachers. Moreover, it aimed to establish the difference between the stressors and coping mechanisms of Senior High School teachers in Tagbilaran City Schools Division, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. Specifically, it determined the significant difference in the respondents’ stressors and coping mechanisms when categorized according to age and gender. Based on the assessment and findings, stress management measures are proposed.
The respondents of this study were the Public Senior High School (SHS) Teachers of Tagbilaran City Schools Division, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. No sampling technique was used because the total population of teachers participated in the study. The descriptive-correlational in nature. It employed a questionnaire in gathering the data to measure stressors and coping mechanisms used by the respondents.
The researcher found that teachers are stressed if the physical working environment is not conducive to learning and teaching. Moreover, lack of resource materials and other paperwork related can really affect the teachers mentally. On the other hand, emotional and social stressors did not affect too much, although teachers have encountered these stressors while in school. Thus, the respondents’ stressors and coping mechanisms used by the teachers have no significant difference when categorized according to age and sex except for the physical coping in terms of gender.
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