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ERIC Number: ED186379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Perceived and Experienced Stress of Teachers in a Medium Sized Local School District.
Mazer, Irene R.; Griffin, Marjorie
A joint committee of a local teachers' association and the Tacoma Public Schools studied stress conditions for classroom teachers. Teachers estimated the magnitude of stress for forty-four events and noted those which they had actually experienced. "Involuntary transfer" was perceived as the most stressful event; seventeen per cent of the teachers reported having been involuntarily transferred during the year of the study. Seventy-five per cent reported having to "manage disruptive children," an event which ranked fourth in the perceived stress gradings. A moderately high negative correlation (-.51) was found between reported stress-induced exhaustion and days absent; a similiar but positive correlation (.46) was found for exhaustion and the number of stressful events experienced by a given teacher. (Authors/LH)
Office of Health Education, Tacoma Public Schools, P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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 Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).