Evaluation of Anger in Teachers of Primary Schools in the Sanandaj City, Iran

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Rohollah Valizadeh
Naseh Ghaderi
Fayegh Yousefi
Parvaneh Taymoori
Namamali Azadi
Bita Khasi

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Background: Anger may be a fleeting wrath or discomfort. Anger is one of the most important innate excitements that can affect an individual’s physical and mental health. Anger is any behavior directed toward another individual that is done with immediate willing to harm others. It affects academic learning and emotional development of students and can damage the space of education in school and if continue, students may precipitate with extreme violence in the future. The aim of this study was to determine anger in teachers of primary schools. Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive-analytic study that carried out on 283 teachers (139 teachers of boy’s school and 144 teachers of girl’s school). The sampling method of this study was randomization of teachers list obtained from education office. The data collecting instruments were standard questionnaire, State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 20 and R software. Results: The results showed that the mean age of teachers was 41.90 ± 22.69 years. The highest frequency in terms of the level of education was related to bachelor’s degree with 50 teachers (17.67%). The highest mean of the outer and inner anger was related to the teachers of schools. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between the outer and inner anger (P < 0.01). Conclusion: Given that trait anger is directly related to incidence of anger and considering that the mean scores were more than optimal level, it is needed to retrain teachers about how to teach without anger.

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Rohollah Valizadeh, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

Student, Department of Epidemiology, Student Research Committee, 

Naseh Ghaderi, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

Graduate, Department of Health Education, Student Research Committee Member,

Fayegh Yousefi, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Graduate, Department of Psychiatry,

Parvaneh Taymoori, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

Graduate, Department of Health, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, 

Namamali Azadi, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Graduate, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 

Bita Khasi, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

Graduate, Department of Health Education, Student Research Committee Member,