ERIC Number: ED246524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Teacher Stress to Organizational and Role-Related Stressors.
Hubert, John A.; And Others
By using a path analytic model, this study seeks to determine the relationship of school organizational stressors to teacher stress in public high schools. The model included three stress variables (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and degree of personal accomplishment), seven organizational health characteristics, a motivational variable, and three variables for statistical control. Surveying 786 teachers from a group of 50 Connecticut high schools, researchers asked about job characteristics, organizational climate, and job-related feelings. It was found that variation in stress from school to school was strongly related to selected organizational health variables but that stress does not vary much among schools. Need satisfaction proved valuable in explaining how organizational variables related to stress. It was also found that organizational health may account more for differences in stress within schools than for those between schools. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).