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Förskollärarens stress: En empirisk studie om förskollärarens upplevelse av stressen på sin arbetsplats
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this empirical study is to explore the manner in which seven preschool teachers perceive their work environment when dealing with stress. Interviews, combined with a questionnaire are the methods used in this study. During the interviews, they express their feelings and strategies for stress. Coping and the demand-control-support model are theoretical concepts that are used in this study. The results of the study reveal that preschool teachers feel that large groups of children, high noise levels, heavy workloads and high demands make them feel stressed. Their strategies to reduce stress were to divide the children into smaller groups, organize and prioritize their duties and help each other. The results show that a high job satisfaction among preschool teachers is beneficial in reducing stress. The conclusion demonstrates that preschool teachers need more time for planning and reflection, and fewer children in the preschool groups.

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2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Preschool teacher, interview, stress, strategies
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28959OAI: diva2:890334
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Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-01-03 Created: 2016-01-03 Last updated: 2016-01-03Bibliographically approved

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