Title: Factors affecting job satisfaction, stress and work performance of secondary education teachers in Epirus, NW Greece

Authors: Sophia Anastasiou; Giorgos Papakonstantinou

Addresses: Logistics Department, TEI of Chalkida, Thiva, 32200, Greece ' Department Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli, Ilisia, 15784, Athens, Greece

Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to assess job satisfaction and stress levels of secondary education teachers in NW Greece. A survey (n = 413) indicated that teachers were more satisfied with the job itself (the nature of the work itself, the ability to work with and help their students) and less satisfied with working conditions and that young teachers and women exhibit high levels of stress. Environmental factors that were found to have positive effect on teachers' work performance included: provision of 'ethical rewards', 'good working conditions', 'motivation by the school principal' and 'participation in school administration and decision making'.

Keywords: job satisfaction; work stress; work performance; human resources management; HRM; Greece; secondary education; secondary schools; secondary school teachers; ethical rewards; good working conditions; motivation; teacher participation; school administration; decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2014.058750

International Journal of Management in Education, 2014 Vol.8 No.1, pp.37 - 53

Published online: 31 May 2014 *

Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article