ERIC Number: ED225940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Burnout/Stress Management Research: Implications for Teacher Preparation/Personnel Selection/ Staff Development.
Saunders, Ron; Watkins, J. Foster
The relationship between occupational stress and general stress and possible relationship among selected teacher personal and situational variables and the two types of stress was investigated. Subjects of the study were teachers in Huntsville, Alabama, a city of 145,000 with an industrial and agricultural economy. There was a return of 41 percent from 1,400 elementary and secondary school teachers who were given questionnaires and a survey. Three instruments were used: (1) a demographic questionnaire developed for the study; (2) the Clark Teacher Occupational Stress Factor Questionnaire; and the Everly Personal Lifestyle Survey. Conclusions made from the study involve: (1) composition of the total teacher population in Huntsville; (2) results' applicability, on a national scale, with respect to career decision making concerns; (3) teachers' ambivalence relative to career decisions; (4) general and occupational stress; (5) teachers' economic concerns; (6) student behavior; (7) interpersonal relationships; and (8) personal and situational variables. Recommendations evolving from the study involve preservice and inservice training, selection of personnel, and future research possibilities. Tables reporting results of the data analysis and a sample of the questionnaire are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Huntsville City School System AL
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education.