Stress and Professional – Counseling Self –Efficacy among Female Teachers of Pupils with Learning Disabilities in Muscat Governorate

Bakkar S. Bakkar, Sahar Al Shorbaji

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to assess stress and professional counseling self–efficacy among female teachers of pupils with learning disabilities in Muscat governorate. The study attempted to answer the following questions: what is the extent to which female teachers of pupils with learning disabilities experience stress? What is the extent to which female teachers of pupils with learning disabilities have professional – counseling self–efficacy? Are there significant differences in stress due to female teachers' experience, qualification and marital status? Are there significant differences in professional counseling self–efficacy due to female teachers' experience, qualification and marital status? The sample consisted of female teachers of pupils with learning disabilities (n=96) in Muscat governorate. Two scales were designed to assess the dependent variables. To answer study questions; means, standard deviations, MANOVA, and Scheffe’s test were conducted. The findings revealed that there were significant differences in stress and professional counseling self–efficacy due to qualification, while there were no significant differences due to experience, and marital status.

 


Keywords


stress, professional self –efficacy, counseling self –efficacy.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol8iss1pp171-191

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