Vol - 25, Issue - 1
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-04-01-2020-120
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Abstract : Violence against teachers has been highlighted as major challenges in academic settings. It is directly associated with the development of fear among teachers and has negative consequences on the effectiveness and efficiency of teachers in teaching. The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and impact of violence against teachers on their socio-psychological wellbeing. Teachers were randomly picked from different schools in Jordan. The questionnaires were distributed to 257 teachers and were analyzed by correlation matrix and factor analysis. The results showed that more than three quarter (84.6%) of the teachers had intention to leave their profession due to violence at workplace. A positive strong relationship exists between quitting profession and poor work management (r=0.813). Violence at workplace is strongly associated with anxiety, depression, and social withdrawal (r=0.886). Only14.9% teachers had neutral perception and 84.6% of the teachers agreed to leave the profession due to violence that caused anxiety and depression. There was a strong association between the Anxiety Depression and Leave Profession. Cognitive and behavioral changes among the teachers were caused due to long-lasting impact of violence causing disturbances in their social life. The increased level of stress among teachers due to violence negatively affected their personal relationships. Some teachers left their profession due to poor work management and positive and strong association between “Leave profession and Poor work management” (r=0.813). In conclusion, Psychological stress is associated with violence against teachers that negatively affects their life; whereas, persistent exposure to violence has negative impact on cognitive processing

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