Stress Management of Student Practice Teaching of Bachelor of Secondary Education at Bagumbong High School Caloocan City
Keywords:SMSPTBHSCC, stress management
The 21st-century teachers and students now face different kinds of stress that can already affect their performance and functionality as an individual. Teaching becoming more challenging as a profession, and it is known as the noblest profession in the world. Schools are also an extremely important organization in our society. In teaching, there are tough times; teachers face difficult challenges and new opportunities in teaching 21st-century students. As a teacher, we face expectations of the school and our co-teachers. The conditions and characteristics tell those stressful situations build up not only inside but also outside the school. 21st-century students also facing different kinds of challenges that can affect their academic performance and one of these is stress. If the student is also a teacher, a Student Practice Teaching (SPT) conducting his/her teaching at a school that is surrounded by different stressors. Stress is an extremely serious problem if it crosses its limits. Hence, we need to use different methods, strategies, and treatments to manage stress. The descriptive method was applied here to select 30 students to practice teaching, with 17 females and 13 males. The majority of the respondents are within the age bracket of 19–24. survey and unstructured interviews were conducted to determine the causes and effects of stress on the respondents. Based on the data gathered, the majority of the respondents are female (57%). The main causes of stress to the respondents were personal, family, physical, and academic stressors. The top stressors with the interpretation of “high effect” were being underweight or malnourished with a weighted mean of 3.66, traumatic event with a weighted mean of 3.5, and serious illness in the family with a weighted mean of 3.5. The respondents’ solutions to minimize stress was having an open and positive attitude toward any circumstance; taking extra time to think; eating a healthy, well-balanced, and nutritious diet; and getting more sleep than relying on medication. Based on the gathered data, there are ways to manage, minimize, and cope with stress. Using a guide to minimize stress will help the respondents to explore different ways to cope, adapt, and minimize their stress.