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Stress in the Workplace. An investigation into the causes, consequences and coping methods of occupational stress among second level school teachers.

Connolly, Mary (2000) Stress in the Workplace. An investigation into the causes, consequences and coping methods of occupational stress among second level school teachers. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

"Stress is the spice of life, complete freedom comes only with death, according to Hans Selye (1974 pg. 83) known as the Father of Stress. Stress and strain are universal experiences in the life of all organisations, and every executive, manager, and individual worker (Quick and Quick, 1984). Workplace stress factors mixed with factors from home and from the general social life of an individual contribute to their overall burden of stress. Added to this is the well accepted fact that some personalities are more easily stressed than others (Murphy, 1996). But according to Quick and Quick (1984), stress is essential to our growth, change, development and performance both at work and at home. Stress is a naturally occurring experience, which can be beneficial, or destructive (Quick and Quick, 1984).
Teachers are considered inadequate and culpable if they admit to stress, whereas they are actually making fairly normal and predictable responses to stressful situations. Stress is a product of an persons environment. Thus the teaching environment - schools, education systems, whole societies and their political systems must be examined (Cole and Walker, 1989).

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching Personnel > Secondary School Teachers
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Industrial Psychology > Workplace Stress
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene > Stress Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2010 13:43
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 14:57
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/324

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