Upplevd stress hos lärare och undersköterskor

  • Erika Eriksson

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    The aim of this study was to examine if there were age differences in perceived stress in a sample of teachers and nursing assistants. Differences in job satisfaction, work load, control, social support, vigor, and job insecurity were also investigated. Finally, the aim was to see how age and these work-related variables were able to explain differences in perceived stress. A web-based questionnaire was answered by 68 teachers and 88 nursing assistants, working in two municipalities in Halland, Sweden. They reported their stress-levels through ten items of the Perceived Stress Scale. Age and perceived stress were not significantly related. No differences in perceived stress between the age groups were found. Teachers reported higher work load than nursing assistants (p < .001). Age was not a predictor of perceived stress, but a higher work load (p < .001) and job insecurity (p = .008) predicted higher perceived stress, while higher job satisfaction (p = .017) predicted lower perceived stress. The conclusion is that certain work-related factors have a larger impact than age on workers perceived stress levels.

    Date of Award2015-Aug-06
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorJimmy Jensen (Supervisor) & Gowert Masche-No (Examiner)

    Courses and Subjects

    • Psychology

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Psychology (501)


    • perceived stress
    • age
    • teachers
    • nursing assistants

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