ERIC Number: ED180134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Executive Well-Being: Stress and Administrators.
Giammatteo, Michael C.; Giammatteo, Dolores M.
This booklet explains the meaning and sources of stress, presents a model differentiating among several approaches to dealing with stress, and offers advice and self-help exercises to aid in alleviating the causes of stress. Each chapter topic is a component of the stress alleviation model: stress awareness, tolerance, stress reduction, and stress management. Emphasizing that unknown stressors have more power over people than recognized stressors, the stress awareness chapter presents eight exercises designed to help administrators become aware of stressors. The chapter on tolerance focuses on techniques and exercises to facilitate tolerance of stress as well as tolerance of the feelings or statements of others that are different from the administrator's own. The stress reduction chapter mentions practical tips to reduce stress, problem-solving techniques, and relaxation exercises. In the chapter on stress management, the authors discuss interpersonal conflict, time management, and attitude adjustment. (JM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Administrators, Anxiety, Communication Problems, Conceptual Schemes, Conflict, Emotional Problems, Perception, Principals, Stress Variables, Time, Withdrawal (Psychology), Work Environment
NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($4.00; quantity discounts; orders of $10 or less must be accompanied by payment)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.