SALARIZATION SYSTEM, AGE AND WORK EXPERIENCE AS PREDICTORS OF PERCEIVED STRESS IN A PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION
ANCA MIHAELA PĂSĂLĂU, MIHAELA CHRAIF
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology
The paper approaches the topic of stress in the work of teachers from a Romanian highschool. Our attempt was to identify several predictors of stress within this profession. The type of the received wage, the age of teachers and their work experience, along with gender, are investigated as predictors of stress. The results show that the level of stress diminished along aging. Work experience and type of salarization also impact the level of stress teachers experience. Several regression models were tested, which vary the predictors, showing that stress in public organization is a dynamic reality associated not only to organizational factors, but with personal ones as well. Implication of the results on the work of teachers and the impact of the characteristics of educational level are discussed in the end of the paper. Limits of the study, generated by the small number of participants, does not allow us to generalize the results, merely to interpret them in the light of the characteristics of the investigated organization.
Cuvinte cheie: stres, organizație publică, profesori, experiență în muncă.
Keywords: stress, public organization, teachers, work experience.
This article can be cited as:
A.M. Pasalau & M. Chraif (2011). Salarization system, age and work experience as predictors of perceived stress in a public educational organizations. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology vol. 2, no.2, pp. 29-41, 2011.
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