Psychological Breakdown and its Correlation with Coping Strategies Among Middle School Teachers.

Authors

  • Dr. Haider Habeib Adhayb Al-Taie Department of Primary School Teacher Education College of Basic Education University of Sumer Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31185/lark.Vol3.Iss51.3133

Keywords:

Psychological breakdown, Coping strategies, Teachers, Middle school.

Abstract

The research's primary objectives are to identify psychological stress levels among middle school teachers, explore potential gender-based variations in these stress levels, understand how these educators manage stress, and investigate whether gender plays a role in their coping strategies. Additionally, the study aims to establish a correlation between psychological stress and coping mechanisms among middle school teachers. To achieve these goals, a descriptive correlational research approach was employed. The study population comprised 13 middle school teachers (70 males and 65 females) during the 2022-2023 academic year in Dhi Qar province. Given the relatively small size of the population, the entire group was included in the study. In light of a thorough review of existing literature and prior research on psychological stress and coping strategies, it was evident that no suitable tool specific to middle school teachers was available. Consequently, the researcher constructed research instruments based on relevant literature, theories, and theoretical models pertinent to the study variables. The psychological stress scale consisted of 25 items, while the coping strategies scale encompassed 40 items. Rigorous validation and reliability testing were conducted to ensure the psychometric soundness of both scales. Statistical analysis of the data was performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), yielding the following key findings: Middle school teachers indeed experience psychological stress. There is a statistically significant disparity in psychological stress levels between genders, with males reporting higher stress levels. Middle school teachers exhibit effective coping strategies. Statistical significance in coping strategies was observed between genders, favoring males. A noteworthy positive correlation emerged between psychological stress and coping strategies among middle school teachers.

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2023-09-30

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Sociology & psy

How to Cite

Haider Habeib Adhayb Al-Taie , D. . (2023). Psychological Breakdown and its Correlation with Coping Strategies Among Middle School Teachers. Lark, 15(6), 547-526. https://doi.org/10.31185/lark.Vol3.Iss51.3133