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ERIC Number: ED218532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Beating Burnout.
Lynch, James J.
Teachers face more demands from more interest groups than other occupations and rank behind only air traffic controllers and physicians in burnout intensity. The phenomenon of burnout was examined in an analysis of 443 school counselors' survey responses. There was little difference between male and female counselors in terms of anxiety level but a slight difference existed between those who referred to their place of employment as work rather than as a school. Counselors were generally not anxious and saw little need for stress reducers. Nearly three-fourths of the subjects suffered no physical illness or family problems, although most suffered from slight irritability, worry, and frustration on occasion. The findings suggest that counselors' professional training may help reduce stress and imply that teachers may need to learn stress management techniques in their professional preparation and inservice training. A copy of the counselor burnout survey is also included. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Stress Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the New Jersey Education Association (Atlantic City, NJ, November 12-13, 1981).