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Document ID (ISN)68918
CIS number 97-705
ISBN(s) 3-407-25167-X
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ulich K.
Title Profession: Teacher - Job stresses, social conflicts, satisfaction
Original title Beruf: Lehrer/in, Arbeitsbelastungen, Beziehungskonflikte, Zufriedenheit [in German]
Bibliographic information Beltz Verlag, 69469 Weinheim, Germany, 1996. 248p. Illus. 259 ref. Price: DEM 48.00.
Abstract This monograph discusses the psychological advantages and the mental stresses that characterize the teaching profession. Among the advantages: high degree of autonomy and variety; the primary duties of teaching (keeping discipline in class, motivating children to learn and think). Among the stresses: refusal of children to behave and perform well, correcting and grading, living up to parental expectations, conflicts with superiors, colleagues, parents, pupils. The book also discusses coping strategies for teachers and causes of job satisfaction such as success with children and social approval of accomplishments.
Descriptors (primary) job dissatisfaction; psychology and sociology; conditions of work; social aspects; stress factors; mental stress; teaching; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Teaching and educational institutions
Psychological factors