Statistical significance, Eustress, Occupational stress

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ISSN 2229 – 3795

Causes of work stress of teachers in engineering education
Senthil Kumar A1, Mohan S2, Velmurugan R3
1- Lecturer, Department of Applied Sciences, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, Coimbatore (District), Tamil Nadu – 642 003, India 2- Associate Professor and Head, PG and Research Department of Commerce, NGM College, Pollachi, Coimbatore (District), Tamil Nadu – 642 001, India 3- Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 641 021, India
Teachers are conscious of their conduct and adherence to human value. In higher education, teachers are experiencing pressures to increase productivity and efficiency at their work places to meet out the expectations of general public, management as well as from state and central governments, which creates stress among them. In the field of engineering and technology, there is a significant gap in the study of stress among the teachers and this study aims to fill the organizational and geographical gaps by examining the sources of work stress. Thus the study sets out to investigate various causes of work stress among 478 engineering faculty members of 58 self-financing engineering and technology colleges and four deemed universities in the Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. The objectives of the study are to find out the significant difference and association among demographic and job profile variables of engineering teachers on causes of stress. ANOVA, ‘t’ test and Chi-square test were used to analyze the data. The results showed a significant association among gender, type of institution, location of the college, current working status and average number of working hours with causes of stress....
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