An Investigation of Work-Related Stress among High School Teachers in the Hhohho Region of Swaziland

Ceasar S. Dlamini, Chinedu I. O. Okeke, Kuttickattu J. Mammen

Abstract


This study sought to investigate the work-related stress among high school teachers in the Hhohho region of Swaziland. It followed the descriptive-correlation research design and adopted the Person-Environment Fit theory. The target population of this study was all qualified teachers teaching in high schools in the Hhohho region of Swaziland. The sampling procedure that was employed to select the schools and the teachers to participate in this investigation was simple random sampling. A pilot testing was conducted. Validity and reliability of instruments were attended to. Required permissions were obtained from relevant authorities and the sample gave informed consent. Questionnaire response rate was 82%. Quantitative data were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 10.0. The findings of the study showed that high school teachers in the Hhohho region of Swaziland are moderately stressed. Relevant recommendations are given.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n15p575


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