Teachers Techniques in the Management of Stress in Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Ijebu-North Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria
The study investigated teachers’ techniques in the management of stress in Secondary Schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area. The problem of this study is that
teachers’ stress is so serious such that it impacts negatively on teacher’s physical and psychological well-being as well as on their morale and performance. Four research
questions were raised upon which the study was based. The research questions were analyzed using simple frequencies, percentages and chi-square. Some of the research
questions were significant while some are not. Based on the findings, it was concluded that there is no significant difference between the techniques used by teachers in managing
stress (Chi-square = 5.849, P > 0.05). It was therefore recommended that teachers need to be conscious of the fact that stress is an integral part of human endeavor.
Stress should be seen as a test of maturity which should be taken as a challenge. The manner in which a teacher manages stressful situations will go a long way in determining
his/her effectiveness on the job.
Keywords: Management, schools and techniques, stress, teachers