ERIC Number: ED470523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Job Stress in Perspective: Behavioral Disabilities Teachers and Student Aggression.
Marchel, Carol A.
In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 special education teachers who work with aggressive students to better understand their work experiences and career decisions. Analysis of textual information supported two interrelated themes: (1) the unpredictability of aggression; and (2) the role of student teacher relationships as important to understanding job stress, job success, and job satisfaction for these teachers. Detailed results of the analysis are reported for the following areas: salient contextual and student features to which teachers attend while working with student aggression and how teacher perceptions of student aggression relate to stress and job satisfaction. Discussion focuses on the teachers' perceived need to make sense of aggression, the importance of structuring the teacher's job to maximize the quality of the student/teacher relationships, and the need to conduct research on relationship issues in classrooms for students with behavior disorders. (Contains 34 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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