Study finds that teachers feel more stress than other workers

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Teaching requires extensive stamina and a lot of hard work. Teachers shape a nation by educating the kids, and it’s no surprise that their job is more stressful than other workers. A study finds that teachers take more stress than other workers.

According to a study conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research, teachers are more likely to suffer stress than other professionals.

An analysis by NFER, one in every five teachers, is stressed and tensed about their job as compared to the one in eight workers in the same professions. There has been a decrease in the number of teachers despite the rising number of students. This is because a lot of teachers are quitting earlier on their careers, and experts have said that there is an urgent need to ensure adequate teachers.

The report also revealed that two out of every five teachers are not satisfied with their leisure time as compared to 32% of the workers in similar professions. The study suggested that the workload of the teachers should be reduced in order to decrease the number of teachers quitting their jobs.

The co-author of the report, Jack Worth, said:

“England’s schools are facing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining sufficient numbers of teachers. Nurturing, supporting, and valuing teachers is vital to making teaching an attractive and rewarding career choice.”

Furthermore, he added:

“In order to do this, there is a clear need to improve the working conditions of teachers, with a focus on making the teaching career more manageable and sustainable.”

Working over-time can lead to more reduced performance and a poor work-life balance which further leads to increased stress levels among teachers. The study has revealed a significant fact as it is essential to look after the teachers because eventually, we all know that they help produce children who work towards the betterment of the country.

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