PSYCH  Vol.6 No.8 , June 2015
Psychological Health of the Teaching Personnel of Physical and Sporting Education
ABSTRACT
Our objective is to identify the factors that are responsible for the health and the psychological distress of the teaching personnel. The problem of mental health of the teachers in general and the teachers of Physical and Sporting Education in particular remains a worrying situation for the re-searchers. The speed of the metamorphoses which took place in the world of education generates an intensification of the work of the teachers whose consequences assign the teaching personnel. This series of changes did not settle without effect. Already, 3.7% of the Tunisian teachers suffer from psychic disorders (Ghachem, 2012). This distress results in a high frequency of anxiety, professional irritation and exhaustion as well as a low level of vitality lived by the teachers. There are many studies which showed that the educational work is in crisis, searching for meaning, with teachers living a state of ill-being. As part of our research, we focus on the major determinants of psychological health and well being of teachers of physical education and sports in Tunisia. 151 teachers with mean age (38.92 ± 10.62) answered the questionary of Houlfort & Sauvé (2010). Our study showed serious negative effects on the mental health of Tunisian teachers due to several triggers of stress and tension at work. In addition, these health troubles due to different working conditions were variable depending on age, seniority, gender and also on marital status. Which are the factors responsible for the health and the psychological distress of the teachers of physical and sporting education?

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Azaiez, F. , Sbaa, S. , Kecharem-Dammak, M. , Souissi, W. and Zaibi, M. (2015) Psychological Health of the Teaching Personnel of Physical and Sporting Education. Psychology, 6, 932-941. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.68091.
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