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Teaching Anxiety, Emotional Labour and Job Stress as Correlates of Job Satisfaction among Teachers in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

O. E. Okoiye; N. E. Okezie and T. Onah

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

This study investigates teaching anxiety, emotional labour and job stress as correlates of expressed job satisfaction among teachers in Owerri, Nigeria. Using the descriptive survey research design of ex-post facto type employing questionnaire for data collection; one research question is answered and three research hypotheses are tested. Data are collected using four validated instruments, from four hundred (400) randomly selected teachers in Owerri. Analysis of data is done using Multiple Regression and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) at .05 level of significance. The study reveals significant correlation between the independent variables (Teaching Anxiety, Emotional Labour and Job Stress) and the dependent variable (teachers job satisfaction in the following order of magnitude, teaching anxiety (R=0.216, p<0.05), emotional labour (R=0.174, p<0.05) and job stress (R=.158, p<0.05). The findings suggest that teachers should not be overburdened with teaching task and they should be given necessary support that would make them to be satisfied as well as motivate them well in their teaching task