Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(12A), pp. 186 - 195
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041324
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Sources of Stress for Teachers Working in Private Elementary Schools and Methods of Coping with Stress


Bahri Aydin *, Ayça Kaya
Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Education, University of Abant İzzet Baysal, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to determine the sources of stress for classroom teacher and branch teachers working in private elementary schools and methods that are used by them in order to cope with the stress. In this research, qualitative and quantitative methods have been used jointly. The group consisted of 258 private elementary school teachers working in Sakarya in 2015-2016 educational year. The study group of qualitative research consisted of 25 teachers working in private elementary schools in Sakarya province. The data collection tool for quantitative research is 'The scale of determining organizational stress sources and methods of coping with stress' that is developed by Doğan[11]. The analysis has been done through SPSS 23 for Windows; standard deviation mean, variance analysis, Kruskal-Wallis test and the U test of Mann Whitney have been used. The data collection tool for quantitative study is the semi-structured interview form prepared by the researchers. To analyze the data, techniques of content analysis and descriptive analysis have been used. According to findings obtained from quantitative data, reasons of stress for teachers are originated from school administration, the teaching profession and school facilities. According to findings obtained from qualitative data, issues that teachers are experiencing stress had been determined as; inadequacy of resources, constant supervision, the boredom and exhaustion of the profession, competition and ambition, irresponsible/problematic behaviors of students, high demands and expectations and not being able to spare time for themselves and etc. According to findings acquired both from qualitative and quantitative data, methods of coping with stress for teachers are; looking at things from positive side, spending time with beloved ones and creating an environment to spend time with them.

KEYWORDS
Private Elementary School, Classroom Teacher, Branch Teacher, Sources of Stress, Coping with Stress

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[1] Bahri Aydin , Ayça Kaya , "Sources of Stress for Teachers Working in Private Elementary Schools and Methods of Coping with Stress," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 12A, pp. 186 - 195, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041324.

(b). APA Format:
Bahri Aydin , Ayça Kaya , (2016). Sources of Stress for Teachers Working in Private Elementary Schools and Methods of Coping with Stress. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(12A), 186 - 195. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041324.