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Effects of work-related stress on educators in the Mthatha district schools

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dc.contributor.author Tafeni, Lungelwa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-01T13:14:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-01T13:14:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1651
dc.description A mini dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters Of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at the University Of Zululand, 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study attempts to establish the effects of work-related stress on educators in the Mthatha district schools, using the quantitative research approach and the simple random sampling method to select the study sample. Stress is found to be a common phenomenon within the education profession, particularly in the Mthatha district, premised on the theoretical framework of the job demand-control (JDC) theory, and its expanded version, the job demand-control support (JDCS) theory, as well as the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model. The findings of this study show that the phases of education taught by educators in the Mthatha district schools have a significant statistic relationship with work-related stress. In addition, the findings of this study indicate a significant positive relationship between the location of schools and work-related stress in the Mthatha education district. Based on these findings, this study recommends that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) should put in place effective stress management policies in schools, and improve the general working conditions of educators, particularly in rural schools. Furthermore, this study strongly recommends the upward review of salaries, and other allowances earned by educators, in order to motivate them and mitigate the effects of work-related stress in the education profession. en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject work related stress --educators --district schools --South Africa en_US
dc.title Effects of work-related stress on educators in the Mthatha district schools en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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