Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://trends.org.br/article/doi/10.47626/2237-6089-2022-0479
Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Original Article

Assessment of sociodemographic and psychological well-being of primary school teachers

Chinedu Ifedi Okeke, Moses Onyemaechi Ede, Fidelis Eze Amaeze

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Abstract

Background
Teaching is very stressful and demanding and it intensifies psychological and related disorders compared to other occupations. Most teachers in Nigeria are battling emotional distress, burnout, depression, and anxiety due to excess workload, which has affected their psychological well-being. This study assessed the sociodemographic and psychological well-being of primary school teachers in Enugu State, Nigeria.

Methods
This is a study with a cross-sectional design. The psychological well-being of 254 primary school teachers was assessed using a psychological well-being scale and a sociodemographic information inventory was also used to ascertain their personal information. The data collected were analyzed using chi-square, mean, standard deviation, and bivariate correlation statistics.

Results
The results showed that the majority of primary school teachers experience unhealthy psychological well-being irrespective of age, gender, working status, qualification, and years of teaching experience. These teachers’ sociodemographic variables are significantly correlated with psychological well-being. Only location is not significantly correlated with psychological well-being.

Conclusion
Therefore, this study concluded that primary school teachers’ psychological well-being is not positive or healthy and is significantly related to their sociodemographic characteristics.

Keywords

Sociodemographic; gender; working status; psychological well-being; primary school; teachers

Submitted date:
02/12/2022

Accepted date:
06/27/2022

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