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ERIC Number: ED162228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-28
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Stress and Disciplinary Practices in Schools: A Preliminary Report.
Feshbach, Norma Deitch; Campbell, Michael
The identification of teachers' subjective reports of stressors was investigated. Stress was defined as the teacher's subjective reception of demands from the environment. Teachers (N=53) were asked to list sources of stress and to respond to a questionnaire assessing teacher attitudes on corporal punishment and the stressful nature of teaching. Findings revealed that the most frequent sources of stress for teacher practitioners were interactions with children, problems with time, interactions with the administration, interaction with parents and inadequate resources and materials, whereas sources of stress for student teachers were concerns over teaching competence and performance, and children's behavior and discipline. Responses to the questionnaire revealed a significant difference betwen practicing and student teachers about corporal punishment, with student teachers opposing it and practicing teachers favoring its use. Recommendations for reducing and/or dealing with stress were presented, with the suggestions stemming from a human services, psychological approach to elimination of corporal punishment in schools. (KA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (55th, San Francisco, California, March 27-31, 1978)