Experienced stressors by Educators in Public High Schools of Malamulele, Vhembe District

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Akinsola, H. A.
dc.contributor.advisor Mashau, N. S.
dc.contributor.author Nkuna, Clothilda Tsakani
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-30T06:48:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-30T06:48:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/925
dc.description MPH
dc.description Department of Public Health
dc.description.abstract Introduction: It has been noted that stress is considered a major global health challenge. This is because it affects the well-being of service providers, especially those working in the human service sector, such as educators. The sources of stress are attributed to social factors, discipline of students, occupational pressures and workload. Studies have shown that stress is a silent killer that affects the health and productivity of educators, leading to mental, physical, emotional and behavioral illnesses. Educators in the Malamulele North East Circuit are confronted with work challenges and continue experiencing stress. Purpose: The study aimed at finding out the experienced stressors by educators in public high schools of Malamulele North East circuit, Vhembe District. Method: The study was conducted in Malamulele North East public high schools. Malamulele North East is situated in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. A qualitative approach using explorative and descriptive design was adopted for the study. A sample of twelve educators was chosen from the target population by means of convenience sampling and data was collected through a face to face individual in-depth interview. Interviews and discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed and coded into larger themes, categories and sub-categories. Results: The following themes were derived from data analysis: factors considered to be sources of stress, perceived effects of stress among high school educators, strategies that educators use to cope with stress and strategies to manage the experiences of stress for educators. The study showed that different factors at schools have a great impact on educators. All the educators were affected by stressors in their work daily and adopted some coping strategies. However, these educators required continued intervention to manage the stress. Conclusions: The findings showed that all educators were experiencing stress in their work environment and were affected personally as well as professionally. Hence, the DOE needs to design strategies for continues support in order to manage the stress. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 122 leaves : illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Educator en_US
dc.subject Experience en_US
dc.subject High school en_US
dc.subject Public school en_US
dc.subject Stress en_US
dc.subject.ddc 155.90420968257
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Educators -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Anxiety -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Job stress -- South Africa -- Limpopo.
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional stress -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology -- Study and teaching -- South Africa -- Limpopo.
dc.subject.lcsh Educational psychology -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Experienced stressors by Educators in Public High Schools of Malamulele, Vhembe District en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UnivenIR


My Account