A Study of Job Stress and Job Satisfaction among Chinese Volunteer Teachers in Thailand

Qingfang Wei, Sangob Laksana

Abstract


This study was aim to investigate the level of Job Stress and Job Satisfaction amongst Chinese volunteer teachers and to explore the relationship between the two and whether the teachers Job Stress effected their satisfaction with the job. The questionnaire survey method was used in this study. The target population for this study was the volunteer Chinese teachers who were working in Thailand from 2013-2014. There were 1,200 volunteers during this period; therefore, this number represented the population and use 291 teachers as the sample of this study. The researcher found that stress was common among Chinese volunteer teacher; they showed lower stress levels in Cross Cultural Teaching and Communication and showed the highest level of stress in Workload and Career Development. All Chinese volunteer teachers in Thailand showed high-level satisfaction to the variables ‘Recognition’, ‘Teamwork’, ‘Work itself’ and ‘Achievement’ under Job Satisfaction. However, they showed the lowest level of job satisfaction in ‘Advancement’. The gender and education level of the teacher didn’t have an effect on their Job Stress and Job Satisfaction level. The age and the work experience of the teacher had an effect on the result for their Job Stress and Job Satisfaction level. There were both significant negative correlations and significant positive correlations between job stress and job satisfaction of Chinese Volunteer Teacher in Thailand. There were both significant negative effects and significant positive effects between Job stress and Job satisfaction of Chinese Volunteer Teacher in Thailand.

Keywords


Job Stress; Job Satisfaction; Chinese Volunteer Teacher

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