The term “stress” has been around since the 1600’s and has a very different meaning than that of today. During the 17th century, stress referred to adversity or hardship, whereas in the 18th and 19th centuries stress referred to the force or pressure applied to an object or an individual’s brain. Science adopted the latter definition and brought the term into common usage.
Methodology: It was aimed at assessing the occupational stress of government and private school. In the present study the population includes all school teachers working in a private and government schools. Sample size of the study was 160.
Results: Total score of occupational stress in school teachers was 3.181 ± 0.306. Among 138 teachers some 27(19.6%) were highly stressed, majority 111(80.4%) were moderately stressed.
Conclusion: Occupational stress level between government and private school teachers were not significantly different. Hence null hypothesis accepted at 0.05 level of significance