Job Stress among Secondary School Teachers in Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State.


This paper take a look at the study of job stress among secondary school teachers in Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

One hundred and five (105) teachers in five secondary schools were randomly selected using simple sampling techniques.

A 15-item questionnaire was drawn in line with the four research questions raised for the study. Data were collected using a research-made questionnaire titled Job Stress and Teachers Effectiveness Questionnaire (JSTEQ).

Collected data were analyzed through the use of table and percentage. Findings revealed that most of the teachers find teaching job stressful and students misbehavior also contributed to teachers’ stress.

Subsequently, it is recommended that government and authority concerned should reduce with urgency all identified stressors in schools for the teachers to carryout their work diligently.

Table Of Contents

Title Page    i




Acknowledgement———- v

Table of content———vi


List of tables———ix


CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

  • Background to the Study 1
  • Statement of the Problem 5
  • Objectives of the 6
  • Research Questions 6
  • Research Hypotheses 7
  • Significance of the Study 7
  • Scope and Delimitation of the Study 11
  • Operational Definition of Terms 11

CHAPTER TWO: Literature Review

  • Introduction 13
  • Definition of Stress 15
  • Types of Stress 29
  • Causes of Stress to Teachers 37
  • Effects of Stress 49
  • Job Stress among Teachers 52
  • Related Empirical Studies 57
  • Summary and Uniqueness of the Study 62

CHAPTER THREE: Research Methodology

  • Introduction 65
  • Research Design 65
  • Population of the Study 66
  • Sample and Sampling Techniques 67
  • Instrument for Data Collection 67
    • Validity of the Instrument 68
    • Reliability of the Instrument 68
  • Method of Data Collection 69
  • Method of Data Analysis 69

CHAPTER FOUR: Data Presentation and Analysis

  • Introduction 71
  • Data Presentation and Analysis 72
  • Discussion of the Findings 77

CHAPTER FIVE: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations

  • Summary of Major Findings 81
  • Conclusion 81
  • Recommendations 83

References                        84

Appendix                     91


Background Of Study

In the educational process, the teacher occupies a very important place. A teacher is the medium through which educational objectives and plans can be actualized.

For this, the teacher must have sound, mental and physical health. Teaching is a profession where every day radical changes occur in the educational system.

These changes are likely to increase, rather than reduce the level of stress among teachers. Secondary school teachers experience higher level of stress due to demanding situations, while dealing with students.

Overcrowded classes, heavy syllabus and inadequate facilities make teacher’s work more complex. Researchers in service industry like nursing, hotel and police have highlighted that working personnel experience varying degree of stress and sometime burnout (Indira, 2008).

Correlation between job satisfaction and performance has been proved in above mentioned professions (Nursing and Police).


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