Job stress, job satisfaction and stress-related illnesses among South African educators

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dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between self-reported job stress and job satisfaction, and the prevalence of stress-related illnesses and risk factors among educators. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a representative sample of 21,307 educators from public schools in South Africa. Results indicate that the prevalence of stress-related illnesses were 15.6 per cent for hypertension, 9.1 per cent stomach ulcer, 4.5 per cent diabetes, 3.3 per cent minor mental distress, 3.1 per cent major mental distress and 3.5 per cent asthma. The study found considerably high stress levels among educators. Job stress and lack of job satisfaction were associated with most stress-related illnesses (hypertension, heart disease, stomach ulcer, asthma, mental distress, tobacco and alcohol misuse). From three components of the demand-control model, two, namely work stress from teaching methods and low peer support, were related to hypertension but not to heart disease. The components of the effort-reward model of low socioeconomic status and lack of career advancement were both not related to heart disease, and only lack of career advancement was inversely related to hypertension. Most components assessed here of the demand-control model (including stress with teaching methods and educational system and low peer support) and effort-reward model (including job insecurity and lack of career advancement) were related to stomach ulcer and mental distress. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject STRESS en
dc.subject EDUCATORS en
dc.title Job stress, job satisfaction and stress-related illnesses among South African educators en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 25 en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Stress and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5614 en
dc.PageNumber 247-257 en
dc.outputnumber 4159 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Shisana, O., Zuma, K., Van Wyk, B. & Zungu-Dirwayi, N. (2009) Job stress, job satisfaction and stress-related illnesses among South African educators. Stress and Health. 25:247-257. en
dc.publicationyear 2009 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author3 Zuma, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Van Wyk, B. en
dc.contributor.author5 Zungu-Dirwayi, N. en

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