Wickramasinghe, EP, Seneviratne, R De A, Gunawardana, NS, Sumathipala, A and Mallen, CD (2022) Prevalence of Occupational Stress among Secondary School Teachers in Public Schools in the District of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Research in Health Science, 7 (3). p12 - p12. ISSN 2470-6205

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<jats:p>Teacher occupational stress is increasing globally. We aimed to determine the prevalence of occupational stress among secondary teachers, to advocate policies for prevention of occupational stress among teachers in Sri Lanka. A cross-sectional study included 1426 secondary teachers, selected using multistage cluster sampling from public schools of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Validated Teacher Stress Inventory-Sinhala (TSI-Sinhala) assessed occupational stress. Prevalence of high [15.9% (95% CI: 14.0%-17.8%)] and moderate [67.5% (95% CI: 65.1%-69.9%)] occupational stress among secondary teachers, resulted an overall high prevalence of 83.4% (95%CI: 81.4%-85.3%). Moderate occupational stress among female teachers (68.6%, 95% CI: 65.7-71.5%) was significantly higher than males (61.9%. 95% CI: 58.9-64.9%). Urgent attention to preventative interventions for occupational stress among teachers in Sri Lanka is recommended.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2022 Wickramasinghe, EP, Seneviratne, R DE A, Gunawardana, NS, Sumathipala, A, Mallen, CD Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: TSI-Sinhala, secondary teacher, occupational stress
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 09:29
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 09:29
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/11236

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