Occupational stress in elementary school faculty members in Rio Grande do Sul: A gender analysis

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This study examines the occupational stress levels of elementary school teachers in the Municipal Education System of a city in the Vale dos Sinos (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), and verifies its occurrence by gender, as well as by age and teaching work time. This quantitative, cross-sectional study evaluates the presence of stress on 50 adults through the LIPP - ISSL Inventory of Stress Symptoms for Adults (Lipp, 2000). The results show that the women in the study experienced more physical symptoms of stress than the evaluated men did. It also indicates that stress maybe a characteristic of the teaching activity, since it affects both younger and older faculty members, as well as professors at the beginning, middle and end of their careers.

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Barbosa, M. L. L., Quaresma da Silva, D. R., Menegotto, L. M. de O., & Lopes, R. S. (2017). Occupational stress in elementary school faculty members in Rio Grande do Sul: A gender analysis. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 25, 63. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.25.2438
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Marcus Levi Lopes Barbosa, Universidade Feevale

Professora do Curso de Psicologia e do PPG em Diversidade Cultural e Inclusão Social (Universidade Feevale). Mestre e Doutor em Ciências do Movimento Humano (UFRGS).

Denise Regina Quaresma da Silva, Universidad Feevale, Brasil. Centro Universitário Unilasalle/Canoas, Brasil.

Pos-doctora en Estudios de Género (2011). Doctorado en Educación (2007), graduación en Psicología (1998). Profesora e investigadora del Programa de Maestría en Educación en Unilasalle/Canoas y de la Universidade Feevale. Trabaja principalmente los siguientes temas: educación, inclusión, políticas públicas, educación sexual, género, adolescencia y fracaso escolar.

Lisiane Machado de Oliveira Menegotto, Universidade Feevale

Professora do Curso de Psicologia e do PPG em Diversidade Cultural e Inclusão Social (Universidade Feevale). Mestre e Doutora em Psicologia do Desenvolvimento (UFRGS).

Ronei Saldanha Lopes, Universidade Feevale

Graduado em Psicologia (Feevale).