Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Socio-Economic and Ethical Implications of Stress on Teacher-Student Relationship

Author(s): Ayesha Serfraz, Ahmed Muneeb Mehta, Hina Saleem, Samra Banaras, Volkan Altintas

This study focuses on student-teacher relationship at University level to bring up the stress factors that affect the enactment and efficiency of both teachers and students. It also tries to identify the factors that influence both student-teacher relationships especially at high level when they have to interact more as they move towards projects/research leaving book behind which demands personal time/support of teacher/supervisor more than ever during academic life of a student. The main aim of the current study is to highlight the tension level amongst pupils and mentors and how this stress affect student-teacher relationship, since both are the foundations of any society, if any of them is not working with full efficiency and taking work as stress, it may have spill over effects over economic activities. The sample of this research consists of 160 contributors in which 80 were students and 80 were teachers. The participants of the study are university students and teachers from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. The sampling technique is purposive since the members of the study have been selected according to the objectives of the research which focuses only on the students and teachers of Punjab University. Based on the analysis, it was concluded that stress has a significant positive effect on both student-teacher performance which further affects the productivity and hence the economic activities get affected. The findings suggest that stress is strongly but negative associated with academic achievements. Due to low productivity, both students and teachers are unable to give their 100% which causes further stress and negatively affect social, economic and ethical activities. The findings of the study will help to highlight and eliminate the stressors that lower the performance of student and teachers which would ultimately help to flourish the social and economic factors.

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