Impacts of Work-related Stress on Teacher’s Performance in Public Secondary School of Enugu State
Keywords:stress, work-related, impact, teachers, performance, secondary school.
Stress is not always bad. Subsequently a little of stress helps teachers stay focused, energetic and able to meet new challenges in the process of teaching and learning. This is because it is what keeps a teacher on his toes. However in today’s hectic world, school is often seen like am emotional roller-coaster with ever-increasing demand leaving a teacher worried, burnout, drained and overwhelmed hence this study sought to determine impact of work-related stress on performances of teachers in public secondary schools of Enugu state. Two research questions and hypothesis guided the study accordingly. The study was conducted in Enugu state of Nigeria using descriptive survey design with a sample of 953 teachers representing 10% of population of teachers from the six educational zones of the state. Researcher structured questionnaire face validated by three experts from Psychology, Educational Foundation and Measurement and Evaluation department respectively of Enugu State University of Science and Technology was used to elicit the desired responses. 0.73 co-efficient was determined using Cronbach Alpha. Method of data analysis were descriptive statistics and Pearson moment correlation. Based on the findings, it was recommended that holistic stress management of stress should as a matter of urgency be introduced in secondary school and the need for a total overhaul of educational policies and programmes for effective teaching and learning in secondary schools in order to help teachers integrate in the modern system of teaching.