Troubles in the teacher's work
Data de publicação2017-01-01
Direito de acesso
MetadadosExibir registro completo
Introduction: The teacher's work is permeated by a number of adverse factors including poor working conditions, inadequate wages, lack of teaching materials and resources, relationship problems with students, high workload, little or no interest in their work management. Such conditions end up being expressed by teachers through physical and emotional illnesses. Objective: To identify the perception of teachers about their work and their relation to health, considering physical, emotional and organizational. Method: The study included 110 elementary school teachers that are distance course members (EAD). For data collection, it was used a semi-structured questionnaire addressing personal and professional, physical, mental and organizational work. Data analysis was performed using non-parametric statistics, with mean and standard deviation calculations. Results: The results reveal that the bureaucratic activities are the most physically demanding and the mentally ones refer to the lack of interest of students and parents. The body region of biggest complaint was upper and lower limbs. As to working conditions, most teachers considered partially satisfactory, considering that these harms their health and can interfere with the student's learning. Conclusion: The teacher's work is permeated with troubles and requires prevention and intervention measures to develop confrontation strategies and reflection of the organizational context, with benefits also for students and schools.