Role of Demographic in Gratitude to Reduce Job Related Sress Among School Teachers

Muhammad Ali Talha, Xuehong Qi, Muhammad Rizwan


Gratitude is one of the robust dimensions of positive psychology that strengthens a person's character. Gratitude can motivate individuals to have a firm belief in God and to help in coping with stress and transmit a supportive social connection in society. The current study aims to determine the role of demographics variables in gratitude and how gratitude plays a role in reducing stress of school teachers. It was a quantitative study; simple random sampling was used to collect the data. The sample of the study comprised 200 participants of school teachers from Sialkot and Multan district. Three instruments were used to collect the data; demographic sheet, the gratitude questionnaire, and the job stress scale, respectively. Data were analyzed through SPSS 2.1v. Descriptive analysis and chi-square analysis were used on the gathered data. Our findings revealed that gratitude has a significant association with demographics. The majority of the sample was Muslims (97.5%), and 36.1% of participants were suffering in job-related stress, and the situation was alarming 20.9% of the respondents need to psycho-therapeutic treatment. Job-status had a significant association with gratitude. 67.1% of the participants were highly educated (Master). The education reforms sector in Pakistan should introduce the Psychotherapeutic session for the counseling of the teachers. A screening kit will be provided in schools as lack of gratitude leads to stress. Govt. of Pakistan started the initiative program ‘Reading of Quran with translation’ that brings an optimistic change in teachers' thought-changing pattern.

Keywords: Job related stress, Gratitude, Positive Psychology, Chi- square

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-22-10

Publication date: November 30th 2020

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