Sources of stress experienced by secondary school teachers in Choma District Southern Province of Zambia

2016 IJRSP – Volume 5 Issue 4


Kanene, Kennedy*
University of Botswana, Botswana (

Mushungekelwa, Mwendabai Demian
Batoka Secondary School, Zambia (


The purpose of the study was to find out sources of stress experienced by secondary school teachers in Choma District, Southern Province, Zambia. The descriptive or survey research design was adopted for the study. The simple random sampling technique was used to select six schools in the District, and 20 teachers from each school. A total of 120 respondents were selected for the study. The Teacher Stress Inventory questionnaire (TSI) was used to collect data. The data was coded and analyzed using the Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22. Descriptive statistics in form of frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation were used. The study reveals that teachers moderately experienced stress in terms of, time management, work related stressors, professional distress, discipline and motivation, and professional investment. Recommendations are that the Ministry of Education should conducting seminars and workshops for the teachers on time management skills. Also, school head teachers should organize leisure events for teachers to refresh and revitalize their energy.

Keywords: sources of stress; Choma; stressor; heterogeneous; homogenous



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