Occupational health coaching for job stress management among technical college teachers: Implications for educational administrators

Medicine (Baltimore). 2023 Jan 6;102(1):e32463. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000032463.


Background: The need for stress management strategies has been empirically investigated and supported considering demands in workplaces. However, some people in public offices do not seem to have been exposed to occupational health strategies that could reduce the adverse impacts of stress on job productivity and quality of life. Consequently, they become susceptible to mental health disturbances requiring the attention of occupational therapists. Given this, we studied the impact of occupational health coaching for job stress management among technical college teachers.

Methods: Using a randomized control design study, 90 technical college teachers were screened and ready to participate. The eligible teachers were included and assigned to intervention and control groups. An occupational stress index was given to the participants before, immediately after, and 2 months after the delivery of occupational coaching program by career counselors while the comparison group received no intervention. Data collected were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance analysis.

Results: The results showed a significant improvement in the management of job stress after receiving rational emotive occupational health coaching. According to the multivariate analysis of variance analysis, there were between-group differences immediately after the intervention and 3 months later. As a result, the study suggested that career counselors and school management systems should incorporate rational-emotive behavioral therapy into workforce and workplace programs.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Educational Personnel*
  • Humans
  • Mentoring*
  • Occupational Health*
  • Occupational Stress* / prevention & control
  • Quality of Life
  • School Teachers / psychology