Perceived psychological stress among special education teachers
Keywords:perceived stress, special education teachers
The aim of the current research is to identify:1.The level of perceived psychological stress among special education teachers.2.. The statistically significant differences in the level of perceived psychological stress among special education teachers according to the gender variable male-female. The researcher used the correlational descriptive approach, because it is the most appropriate in conducting the current research, as the research community consisted of special education teachers who are in primary schools with special grades in the directorates of education of Baghdad Governorate for the year (2021-2022), as their number reached (378) male and female teachers, by (106) teachers and (272) teachers, so a sample of (227) teachers was selected from the special education teachers, distributed by (64) teachers and (163) teachers, They were randomly selected by percentage and by (60%) of the total research population, In order to achieve the goals, it was necessary to have a tool for measuring perceived psychological stress, as the researcher built a building for perceived psychological stress based on the theory of Hans Selye, being the closest to the current research. The main research sample of (227) of special education teachers was chosen randomly, to truly represent the original research community, and after analyzing the data statistically using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), the results yielded the following:1.Special education teachers have a level of perceived psychological stress.2.There are no statistically significant differences in the perceived psychological stress according to the gender variable.