Comparative Study

| Published: May 15, 2017

Mental Health Status of High School Teachers

Srisailamaiah Maheswara

Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, Sri Venkakateswara University, Tirupati, A.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.046/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.046


Education plays a very vital role in our life. Education is that which transforms a person to live a better life and even in a social well being. Education is the one that doing something positive in our near future. Education is conceived as a powerful agency, school education plays a great role in everyone’s life. The whole process of education is shaped by the human personality called the teacher, who plays a pivotal role in any system of education, teaching is considered as one of the oldest and noblest career .Teachers are the most powerful agents who influence the behavior of the students and therefore teachers should have emotional constancy as well as healthy approach towards life. Health of teacher, both physical and psychological ads to the efficiency of his/her work. The aim of this study was to analyze the mental health status of high school teachers. The main objectives were to assess the mental health status of male, female, urban, rural, Government, private, language and non- language teaching high school teachers. To realize the objectives and to test the hypotheses that was formulated. The highly standardized Mental Health Inventory (MHI)  by Jagdish and Srivastava  were  used  to assess the mental health status of teachers, a  total  sample of 130  male and  female high  school teachers of private and Government  were selected .The data was analyzed using mean, Standard deviation, ‘t’- test and one way ANOVA. Results revealed that Government high school teachers’ mental health status is higher than private high school teachers; female school teachers’ mental health status is higher than the male school teachers. Urban high school teacher mental health status is higher than the rural high school teachers and non-language high school teacher’s mental health status is higher than the language high school teachers.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.046/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.046

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017

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