ERIC Number: ED211496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Some Sources and Remedies of Work Stress among Teachers.
Many aspects of the work environment can lead to feelings of stress among teachers. The job, other teachers, discipline issues, and characteristics of the school administration can all be potential stressors for teachers. Understanding the dynamics of teacher stress can be useful for school administrators in many ways. It provides them with a better understanding of their own and teachers' work lives; it can make them better supervisors and colleagues for teachers; it can also improve the effectiveness of the school. Administrators should know what causes teacher stress and how to reduce the stress; at the very least, they should understand why teachers react to the school environment. If each school administrator identified those aspects of managerial style and school environment that are stress-producing and tried to alter these phenomena, stress reduction for teachers would be possible. Some ways of alleviating teacher stress are by providing: (1) role clarity; (2) equitable workload distribution; (3) accurate matching of skills to assignments; and (4) inservice education for needed skills. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Interprofessional Relationship, Mental Health, Principals, Role Conflict, Stress Variables, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Conditions
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78701 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.