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ERIC Number: ED392162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 9
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School Superintendency and the Effects on Family Life.
Yvarra, Paul; Gomez, Rafael
This paper presents findings of a study that investigated the number and relative strength of stressors and enhancers of marital and family life for public school superintendents in Wisconsin. A survey mailed to all 410 Wisconsin superintendents elicited 278 responses, a 68 percent response rate. Overall, the superintendents were more likely to report enhancers over stressors. They identified the development of communication and problem-solving skills and greater appreciation of family as the predominant enhancers in their family/marital lives. Most respondents identified the time- and energy-consuming nature of school administration as the greatest stressor. School district size, location (rural or urban), and income level had no significant impact on the level of stressors and enhancers. Ph.D. holders rated the lowest number of stressors and the highest number of enhancers; the opposite held true for superintendents with high school and bachelors' degrees. Two tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Wisconsin