ERIC Number: ED243824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-30
The Principal as Facilitator in Reducing Teacher Stress.
Beasley, Carol R.
Research related to teacher stress and burnout has identified various factors related to stress in the areas of role conflict, job satisfaction, and role expectations. Two standardized measures, the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Stress Profile for Teachers by Wilson, were used to assess stress and burnout in 606 regular and special education teachers in Utah. Comparisons were also made between teachers on various demographic and job-related variables. Administrators rated those factors which teachers suggested as ways to reduce stress in the environment. A summary is presented of ideas for reducing paperwork, clarifying and enforcing discipline standards, and getting extra breaks and time. Tables present data summaries of empirical research on stress and burnout. A chart details findings from previous studies which provided the basis for current research on stress reduction. A list is also provided of teachers' suggestions of factors that would reduce stress and administrators' rating of feasibility for change. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (New Orleans, LA, January 30, 1984).