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Document ID (ISN)61935
CIS number 94-743
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Travers C.J., Cooper C.L.
Title Mental health, job satisfaction and occupational stress among UK teachers
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1993, Vol.7, No.3, p.203-219. 28 ref.
Abstract The findings of a large-scale nationwide investigation into stress among teachers in the UK are presented. Data were collected by questionnaire from a random sample of 1790 teachers drawn from a cross-section of school types, sectors and teaching grades. Univariate analysis of the results revealed that teachers, when compared with other highly stressed occupational groups, experience lower job satisfaction and poorer mental health. Mental ill-health was predicted by a variety of job pressure and personal factors, but predominantly linked to job pressure from 'ambiguity of the teacher's role'. Intention to leave was found to be most highly related to mental ill-health in teachers.
Descriptors (primary) job dissatisfaction; teaching; mental stress; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; questionnaire survey; mental illness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Teaching and educational institutions
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout