Arshad Ali Bhat
Abstract: Age can be explained in the terms, that the individuals matured personality disposition related to the attainment of developmental tasks specific to each developmental phase and its influence on individuals perception of the situations as stressful or otherwise. The present study measured occupational stress among school teachers working in different schools of Kashmir India. In this research we used the Occupational stress index (O.S.I) developed by Srivastava and Singh (1983) were used to assess the level of occupational stress of the sample. The findings of study indicate that age group of teachers was important variable for the perception of occupational stress. Younger age teachers (20-30 years) perceived greater occupational stress than their counterparts in the middle age (30-40 years) and the old age groups (40-50 years). The study also found that the age found to be negatively correlated with occupational stress.
Keywords: Occupational stress, Teachers, Age,