Within the context of occupational stress, teacher stress has undoubtedlybecome an area of major interest to educationists and education policy maddersthroughout the world. Teaching has many intrinsic rewards for people enteringthe pedagogical arena. However, teaching is not without its inherent problems.Problems associated with job related stress remain at the top of many teacherslist. The wealth of research published on teacher stress has indicated that it isthe number one health problem amongst teachers (e.g, Grivia & Jockes, 2003).Historically, the duties and responsibilities of teacher have been viewed asdemanding. Duties such as instructional planning, managing of students,behavior, interacting with other teachers and administrators professionally havecontinued to increase in both complexity and accountability. Accompanyingstressors such as meeting with parents, grading and evaluating students, andadministrative paper work requirement can produce a great amount of stressfulsituations for the teachers.Female teachers in additional to occupational stress are faced withemotional and domestic stress. This research examines the impact of stress onthe job performance of female secondary school teachers.
1.2 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to find out the impact of stress on the jobperformance of female secondary school teachers. It will also find out causes of job stress in and its effect on their output. The study also hopes to offer suggestions and recommendations that are considered necessary to improveperformance of teachers.
The following hypothesis would be raised and tested during the course of this study.