Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 9; Issue 4 (July 2021)

Page No.: 3895-3899

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2021.139

Job Stress in Physiotherapy Teachers During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey

Ratnaprabha Chudiwal *1, Neeraj Kumar 2.

*1 Intern, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Loni, Rahata, Maharashtra, India.

2 Professor, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam College of physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Rahata, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Ratnaprabha Chudiwal, BPT, Intern, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Loni,  Maharashtra 413736, India. E-Mail: sweetychudiwal@gmail.com


Background: Stress can affect a person in every day of life, in work, home etc. all the jobs can cause stress in varying degree. Related to work, such as teaching and jobs can cause more stress. Teacher stress has been defined as the experience by a teacher of negative, unpleasant three emotions such as the tension, anger, and depression as a result of some aspect of their work as a teacher.

Methodology: A simple random sampling of 500 participants were included all over the India, from which 211 participants responded through google forms that were created and distributed through various social media platforms. Participants were screened according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and hence 197 participants were in total included in the study. The selected participants were asked to fill the Teacher’s Stress inventory scale. Data analysis which included summarizing the collected data, analytical and logical reasoning was done.

Result: Using 5 point -Likert scale, the average of 1.0-2 was 6%, the average derived 2.1-3 was 45%, similar result was obtained for the range between 3.1-4, whereas for the average 4.1-5 only 4% was observed. On comparing the cumulative results amongst males and females along with its average of 3.14 and 3.08 respectively, no significant difference was observed, since the t-test value was 0.5295. The standard deviation seen was ±0.64 and ±0.48 in males and females respectively.

Conclusion: After the application of Teacher Stress Inventory- Revised Scale amongst Indian physiotherapist teachers, this study concluded that on an average, the teachers experience stress quite often amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Although there wasn’t any significant gender wise difference.

Key words: Job stress, Physiotherapy Teachers, COVID-19 Pandemic.


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Cite this article: Ratnaprabha Chudiwal, Neeraj Kumar.  Job Stress in Physiotherapy Teachers During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey. Int J Physiother Res 2021;9(4):3895-3899. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2021.139