ERIC Number: ED199187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Collins, James J., Ed.; Masley, Barbara A., Ed.
Share & Exchange. A Newsletter for Teachers, v8 n4 Jun 1980
The awareness of the effects of stress on school personnel and its effects on student achievement led to the formation of a committee to examine the problem and establish some objectives. A copy of the questionnaire submitted to the personnel of the Worchester, Massachusetts, Public Schools is presented. Job related factors were listed with responses to be checked on a scale ranging from no stress to high stress. Results of the survey appear in tabular form, giving the reactions of teachers, administrators, traveling teachers, aides, and clerical workers. Stress factors consistently rated as highest were: involuntary transfer, reduction in force, discipline, and salary. Comparison is made between this survey and similar surveys conducted in other school systems. Some actions being considered for the reduction of stress are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Mental Health, Public Schools, Reduction in Force, Salaries, School Personnel, Security (Psychology), Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Transfer, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worcester Public Schools, MA.