Job Satisfaction, Stress and Coping Strategies in the Teaching Profession—What Do Teachers Say?

  •  Einar Skaalvik    
  •  Sidsel Skaalvik    


This study explored job satisfaction, work-related stress, consequences of stress, and coping strategies among Norwegian teachers. The study is based on qualitative interviews with 30 working teachers and four retired teachers. The respondents reported high job satisfaction but also severe stress and exhaustion. Teachers of different ages or at different stages in their careers reported the same sources of job satisfaction and stress. However, coping strategies and consequences differed with age among the respondents.

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