Behavioral problems of students and teacher stress

I Wah PANG, Sau Wai TAO

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The issue of teacher stress has received increased attention worldwide and in local schools and by the Government. The perceived stress of teachers has been coupled with the implementation of the education reform, one of which is the promotion of inclusive education in the region. The causes and coping of stress of individual teachers in their daily work in working with students with challenging behavior have not been well informed. This research aims to fill that gap and explore the impact of students' behavioral and emotional problems on teacher stress. It will determine which emotional or behavioral aspects of students create stress in teachers. Eventually it is expected to develop an instrument that will enhance teachers' awareness of their attitudes and needs when they are handling challenging students.. This study is part of a cross-national comparison of teacher stress and burnout related to emotional and behavioral problems of students. The current paper will report (1) the incidence of challenging student behaviour in classroom; (2) the level of perceived stress of teachers associated with various challenging behaviors; (3) how do other variables, such as teacher efficacy and negative attitudes towards students, explain the level of perceived stress associated with students with behavioral / emotional problems? (4) If possible, the concerned teacher stress among different school / national settings
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006


Pang, I. W., & Tao, S. W. (2006, November). Behavioral problems of students and teacher stress. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference 2006: Educational Research, Policy and Practice in an Era of Globalization, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.


  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development


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