ERIC Number: ED231055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Teachers and Stress. Final Report, January 1981-May 1982.
Galloway, David; And Others
Part 1 of this report reviews previous research, which has focused on the prevalence and sources of teacher stress more than on coping strategies. While part 2 outlines the study's scope and method, parts 3 and 4 give the results of surveys of principals and teachers in schools of the Wellington (New Zealand) Education Board. Surveys of principals contain background information questionnaires, written interviews, and stress checklists. Surveys of class teachers contain background information questionnaires, stress inventories, and questionnaires on "satisfaction with teaching" and general health. Of those surveyed, 40 principals (95 percent) and 296 teachers (82 percent) responded. Survey results indicate the need for inservice courses to help principals deal with such frequent sources of stress as time management and disagreements with colleagues. While only one in twelve teachers responding found teaching very or extremely stressful, nearly twice as many reported health problems in 1981-82 as in 1962. Results further indicate that teachers' relations with children and colleagues are a high source of both stress and satisfaction. Appendixes include copies of the survey questionnaires used in the study. (JBM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship, Interviews, Mental Health, Principals, Questionnaires, Stress Variables, Student Teacher Relationship, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Morale, Teacher Response, Teacher Welfare, Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Zealand Educational Inst., Wellington.
Authoring Institution: Victoria Univ. of Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers: New Zealand
Note: Some tables may not reproduce due to small print of original document. Financial assistance also received from the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation.