How Much We Are Stressed?
The nature of work is changing at whirlwind speed in every organization. These rapid global changes brought out by advancement in various field- science and technologies have caused teachers to experience stress due to their inability to always remain current and up–to–date in their areas of expertise. Causes of illness symptoms such as - migraine and sinus headaches, allergies, colds, post nasal drip, hypertension, bladder, kidney and bowel disorders, nervous, acne and weight problems. General causes of stress include – Organizational problems, insufficient back–up, long or unsociable hours, Poor status, pay and promotion prospects, unnecessary rituals and procedures, uncertainty and insecurity. While specific causes of stress include – Unclear role specification, role conflict, Unrealistically high expectations (perfectionism), Inability to influence decision making (powerlessness), frequent clashes with superiors, Isolation from colleagues’ support, lack of variety, poor communication, inadequate leadership, conflicts with colleagues, inability to finish a job and fighting unnecessary battles.
Stress, Coping, Cognitive Appraisal etc.