An investigation into stress in the teaching profession Dissertation or Thesis by Hans

A dissertation dealing with the issue of stress management in the teaching profession.
# 149863 | 9,075 words | 29 sources | APA | 2010 | GB
Published on Jan 04, 2012 in Business (Human Resources) , Education (General)

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This dissertation provides a discussion on the issue of occupational stress within the teaching profession. The paper considers the major causes and definitions of occupational stress and then applies the academic theory and frameworks specifically to the teaching profession. In doing so the paper uses Feversham College as a specific case study so as to provide the opportunity to apply the academic theory to a real world scenario. The paper is aimed primarily at those in the academic community who have an interest in either occupational stress in the teaching profession or in general. The paper may also be of secondary interest to those working within the teaching profession either as a front line teacher or at a management level who which to gain an insight into occupational stress or how the issue may be dealt with in the work place.


1.0 Introduction
1.2 Research Aims and Objectives
1.3 Rational
2.0 Literature Review
2.1 Stress Defined
2.2 Causes of Stress
2.3 The Effects of Stress
2.4 Coping with Stress
2.5 Scope
3.0 Methodology
3.1 Research Approach
3.2 Secondary Research
3.3 Primary Research
3.3.1 Research Sample
3.4 Findings and Analysis
3.5 Ethics, Health and Safety
4.0 Primary Research
5.0 Findings and Analysis
6.0 Reflections and Recommendations for Further Research
7.0 Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Recent years have seen an increased level of interest in the subject area of occupational stress both in the academic community as outlined in the literature as well as in pragmatic circles both in the form of legislation and increased interest from the business community. Despite the general rise in interest in the subject area academics such as Peterson (1999) still indicate that there is still not a wide consensus as to the nature and specifics of the condition. There is also still a large debate as to costs and benefits of stress whilst Lazarus (1976) indicates that stress manifests its self negatively when an individual has pressures put upon them beyond their individual copping levels, other such as Jee and Reason (1992) indicate that the absence of stress can lead to a lack of personal challenge and hence rather than seeking zero levels of stress it is much more beneficial for both employee and employer to find a middle balance."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alvesson, M, Deetz, S. 2000. Doing critical management research. London: Sage Publications.
  • Brady, K, T, Sonne, S, C, Pharm, D. 1999. The role of stress in alcohol use, alcoholism treatment and relapse. Vol.23. No. 1999. Available online at: [Accessed on 10/04/10].
  • Bratton, J, Gold, J. 2007. Human resource management theory and practise. 4th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Burney, S, M. 2008. Inductive and deductive research approach. Available online at: [Accessed on 21/08/09].
  • Business Link. 2010. How to deal with stress. Available online at: [Accessed on 10/04/10].

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