Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Mental health status of teachers in secondary school education in India
Author(s): Priyanka Singh
Abstract: Study reveals that both male and female teachers have some level of mental health problems. However, when we compare the results, male teachers are healthier than female counterpart is. There are reasons, under Indian conditions women bear dual responsibility of discharging duties at family front and professional. To perform both responsibilities successfully and efficiently, may lead to some degree of stress and tension, affecting mental health inventory adversely. The study also reveals that the unmarried teachers score higher on mental health inventory scale than married one. This implies that after marriage, teachers bear more family responsibility in addition to professional duties. The study results also reveal that the teachers in government schools feel healthier and safe as compared to counterpart in private schools. To meet multi expectations from students, parents, and the management may be the reason. They are facing lot of stress and try to achieve target entrusted by the school management and parents. The study also reveals that rural and urban schoolteachers face the same level of mental health problems, and no significant difference is visible. There are little facilities in rural areas schools, whereas, urban schools have other reasons for stress, therefore, equally facing mental health problems.