Stress and teachers’ performance in selected secondary schools of Kyenjojo District in Western Uganda.

Thumbnail Image
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study was carried out in Maddox secondary school~ Modern Secondary school and Camel Secondary school respectively in Kyenjojo district in western Uganda. Stress most often refers to psychological and emotional reaction to psychological events. The study aimed at stressing the impact of stress on teachers’ performance. The respondents were selected using stratified random sampling technique. A sample size of 30 respondents was used. The data was collected using interview guides, questionnaires and discussions while secondary data was obtained from books journals about stress and the internet. The leading impact of stress on teacher ‘s performance is reduced productivity and resulting to working for long hours was the biggest step forward reducing stress. Findings suggested that the schools organize outings where employees can interact, relax and enjoy, that the work overload should be reduced and extra hours working should have extra pay. The schools should establish flexible schedules and that the bosses should give realistic deadlines when the work is needed. Others suggested that the schools’ should introduce training in stress management, training in courses like computer that are at times causes ofstress at work. The schools’ should ensure job security for its employees.
A research report submitted to the board of examiners in partial fulfillment for the award of a Bachelors Degree in Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
Stress, Teachers’ performance, Secondary schools, Kyenjojo District, Western Uganda