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ERIC Number: EJ966651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
Perceived Causes of Job Stress among Special Educators in Selected Special and Integrated Schools in Nigeria
Adeniyi, S. O.; Fakolade, Olufemi Aremum; Tella, Adeyinka
New Horizons in Education, v58 n2 p73-82 Oct 2010
Background: Efficient and effective performance on any job depend largely on good psychological well being of the workers as well as other factors such as conducive environment, good interpersonal relationship, adequate communication among staff and between staff and management, work load, remuneration and other physical and psychological boosting treatments. Aim: To examine the perceived causes of job stress among special educators in selected special and integrated schools in the West and North Central parts of Nigeria. Sample: The sample for the study consisted of fifty (50) special education teachers from 10 special and integrated schools in two geo-political zones of the country. Method: Surveys were conducted. Four research questions were generated and tested using descriptive statistics of frequency count, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The instrument used for data collection was the adapted Job Stress Inventory by Akinboye (1999). Results: The results of the research questions tested revealed moderate and extreme stress pattern among special educators. Conclusion: Based on these findings, it was suggested that there should be immediate review of condition of service, provision of adequate instructional facilities, proactive approach to service delivery, and training and retraining of special educators to meet the immediate needs and challenges of the various special needs of children in the Nigerian society. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria