A study of occupational stressors perceived by hospitality and tourism teachers in Taiwan's vocational schools

Yu Hua Christine Sun, Mei Chun Shu

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential occupational stressors for vocational school hospitality and tourism teachers in Taiwan. Data were collected via a questionnaire mailed to 649 hospitality and tourism teachers in 105 vocational schools. The response rate was 74 percent. Factor analysis was employed to identify the underlying dimensions of perceived occupational stressors, resulting in five factors: extra work besides teaching; teaching and counseling; academics and licenses; international and personal issues; and administration and contests. MANOVA and ANOVA tests were used to identify if there were differences in perceived occupational stressors by sociodemographic characteristics and organization-related attributes. The results indicated that sociodemographic characteristics and organizationrelated attributes played significant roles in perceived occupational stressors identified by vocational school hospitality and tourism teachers. Practical implications were suggested for vocational school hospitality and tourism teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-67
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 27



  • Hospitality and tourism teacher
  • Stressor
  • Vocational school

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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