- Vol. 16 | (2)
- ABSTRACT FILE
- 2. Teacher stress factors.pdf
- Teacher stress factors and performance in high schools in Ecuador
- teacher stress, Ecuador, high school teachers, prediction, stress factors
The government of Ecuador has invested heavily in education in recent years, and this
has affected the socio-educational context and professional role of teachers in that country.
This study aims to determine the main factors that can cause stress among teaching
professionals in Ecuador, by means of a quantitative methodology, and factor and
regression analyses. The results show that the main stress factors affecting teachers relate
to poor working conditions (20.3%), a negative professional environment (13.7%), excessive
workload (12.5%), assaults and lack of appreciation (9.4%), and performance assessment
(3.9%). Thus, the determination of the main stress factors in a specific socio-educational
context contributes to the international understanding of the socio-professional profile of the
teacher and could favour the measures to minimize teachers’ stress.