Comparison of stress levels among 8 different professions : reflections on variance in reported job-related stress: a comparative study based on Norwegian Nursing College teachers’ situation
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The aim of this study is (1) to identify the most prominent stressor among teachers, and (2) to examine the stress level in three samples of teachers: Nursing teachers, primary school teachers and preparatory college teachers. Stress is measured using Cooper Stress Inventory. The three-factorial model is based on principal component analysis (N=278) and in-depth qualitative interviews (N=14). Time-pressure and relations between work and private-life play a prominent part in perception of stress in all teacher groups. The global stress level is considerably higher in nursing teachers compared to the other teachers groups. Lacking a common under standing and definition of the stressconcept hinders a meaningful discussion of whether stress levels are high for the group of employees or for teachers in general.
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