SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ILLNESS OF PRIMARY TEACHERS IN OLINDA: SYMPTOMS, COMPLAINTS AND DIAGNOSES

ABSTRACT: Analysis of the multi-causality of the phenomenon of malaise and sickness of the teachers of the first letters under the physical, psychological and social aspects. The research was done from the perspective of the teachers, considering the possible consequences. The results were obtained through qualitative research with 32 teachers in three municipal schools in Olinda - PE, Brazil. The main objective was to discover and relate the main complaints, symptoms and diagnoses exposed in semi-structured questionnaires. We discovered multiple causes, frequent and recurrent, that provoked this phenomenon, originating in the teaching practice and producing malaise. Among these, we identified insomnia, voice and spine disorders, irritability, physical and mental fatigue, tension, anxiety, and depression. We observe that public policies, directed to this working class responsible for the foundation of the formation of the subject, are urgent and indispensable.