The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
The Role of Workplace Spirituality and Emotional Stability in Occupational Stress Among College Teachers

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Pub. Date : July, 2020
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB010720
Author Name : Teena Wadhera and Samina Bano
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 27

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Abstract

The present study aims to find out the relationship between emotional stability, workplace spirituality and occupational stress among college teachers. For this study, 50 college teachers working in a self-financing private college in Delhi were selected. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the respondents. Structured questionnaires were used to collect responses using emotional stability scale, spiritual competence scale and occupational stress scale. The data was analyzed using correlation and regression method with one-group design to obtain the results. All the variables under study were found to be significantly related. The results reveal that personality characteristics such as emotional stability and workplace spirituality negatively predict occupational stress and thus could help in alleviating occupational stress among college teachers.


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Teachers are the most cherished assets for educational institutions (Goyal et al., 2015). Teachers impart not only knowledge to the students but also play a significant role in shaping their bright future. However, in a study conducted in Ariyalur district of India, it was found that 30% of all beginners in the teaching profession were leaving this profession because of occupational stress. It is often seen that a stressful event results in the "fightor- flight' responses caused by a rush of adrenaline hormones (Cannon, 1929; and Klein et al., 2014). According to Hughes (2012), the annual teacher turnover is higher in comparison with the turnover of all other occupations. Since teachers face prolonged unhealthy stress on the job, its negative consequences manifest in terms of lack of


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