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Title:Causes and management of job stress among selected teachers in Cameroon
Author:Ilongo, Fritz
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Cameroon
job satisfaction
Abstract:This paper looks at the causes of job-related stress among teachers in Buea (Cameroon), and the individual management strategies they employ. A chi-square test reveals as the main causes of stress among teachers: i) student indiscipline, ii) poor payment, iii) little perspective on promotion, iv) heavy work load, and v) conflicting relationships with principals. The paper purports that socio-economic factors are the most important predictors of stress, followed by interpersonal relations and then by instructional problems. The paper also shows that all individuals are different in terms of job stress perception and strategies for stress management, due to personality differences as well as to the presence or absence of social support system. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]