ERIC Number: ED342117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Stress Indicators of Kentucky Elementary Principals.
Kirby, H. J.; And Others
Stress has become a problem to educational administrators who often report a high level of stress. This study explored the perceived stress levels of Kentucky elementary school principals. Questionnaires mailed to 200 elementary school principals produced 115 usable returns, a 57.5 percent response rate. The questionnaire consisted of a 24-item forced-choice event survey using a Likert scale. Findings indicate that the most stressful events involved forcing the resignation or dismissal of a teacher and dealing with unsatisfactory performance of professional staff. The lowest amount of stress was associated with working with the district central administration. The two most stressful events correlated significantly with the variables, such as gender, age, and number of years as a principal. A conclusion is that although Kentucky elementary principals experience some stress, the job overall is not highly stressful. (13 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1990).