PERCEPTION OF HEADMASTERS, FORM MASTERS, AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS OF THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON THEIR WORK IN THE DORMAA DISTRICTS
The study explored the understanding of Headmasters, Assistant Headmasters, Form Masters, and Heads of Departments of the influence of stress on their function in the Dormaa districts. The study used the quantitative method and one hundred and forty (140) participants. Twenty-one (21) questions were used for the collection of data. Descriptive and inferential analysis (means, standard deviations, and variance analysis) was performed to analyze respondents' perceptions of the influence of stress on their job. The key results were as follows: the respondents agreed that stress has unarmed them at work and that they managed their stress by talking with friends or family’ members, engaging in browsing the internet/social media, listening to music, resorting to sleeping or taking naps, reading books such as stories/Bible/Quran, engaging in self-medication, binge eating, engaging in sporting activities, taking prescribed drugs and finally going for psychotherapy. The study revealed that stress had negative effects on the respondents and that the effects were homogeneous among the respondent’s problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies are the preferred choice to alleviate stress, stress, and burnout can have consequences that are negative and detrimental for organizations and their employees. Some of these consequences manifest as “decreased job productivity, reduced job commitment, and increased absenteeism and job attrition, thereby, leading to greater job turnover rates which serve to negatively impact the entire organizational structure of a school and its stakeholders.