A study on occupational stress and work commitment of teachers taking up long-distance learning in Kuching, Sarawak / Samen Sanggod @ Sanggon

Sanggod @ Sanggon, Samen (2009) A study on occupational stress and work commitment of teachers taking up long-distance learning in Kuching, Sarawak / Samen Sanggod @ Sanggon. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was firstly, to investigate the level of occupational stress and work commitment of teachers taking up long-distance learning in Kuching,
Sarawak. Secondly, to rank the occupational stress domains they experienced and finally, to determine the relationships between the occupational stress and work
commitment. The samples comprised 121 TESL teachers conveniently selected from Open University Malaysia, Sarawak. The five domains of occupational stress were
identified and discussed. The relationship between occupational stress domain and demographic information such as gender, marital status, school level, school location
and years of teaching experience were studied. Frequency and correlation analyses were utilized to investigate the hypothesized relationship. Findings indicated that majority teachers were very stressful and the main stressor was the external domain. This was later followed by the time, student, school and personal domains. The findings revealed a significant relationship between occupational stress and work commitment of teachers taking up long-distance learning. However, there was no strong significant relationship between occupational and demographic variables. Therefore, it was concluded that causes of stress among teachers were the result of constant changes in the education system and the demand by the Ministry of
Education. The study also implied that the more committed the teachers to their work, the more stressful they would become. The overall results of the finding showed that
teachers doing long-distance learning were moderately stressful but preferred to be committed to their work.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Sanggod @ Sanggon, Samen
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School administration and organization > Teachers. Teaching personnel > Psychology > Job stress. Teacher burnout
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education > Distance education > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Keywords: Occupational stress; Work commitment; Long-distance learning; Kuching, Sarawak
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14546
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