Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Stress Related Challenges Faced by Primary School Teachers in Rural Municipality in Eastern Cape

Author(s): Samson Nambei Asoba and Nteboheng Mefi

Stress is a global phenomenon that affects everyone, regardless of gender, resources and environment. Although this phenomenon is well researched, teachers’ experiences of stress remain a worrying challenge particularly to schools’ effectiveness. Managing teachers’ stress in schools is one of the fundamentals in the improvement of academic performance of primary school learners. This study sought to investigate challenges that contribute to stress among primary school teachers in Rural Municipality in Eastern Cape. A quantitative research approach was chosen with a survey research design, employing a questionnaire as the suitable data collection tool. The investigation focused on ten primary schools and sampling of fortyeight teachers in ten schools. Data were analysed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings revealed that the main challenges contributing to stress among primary school teachers are ill-disciplined learners The study recommended that the school disciplinary committee should be trained in various disciplinary measures that may be implemented in the school to curb learner ill-discipline and lack of commitment

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