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ERIC Number: ED518480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress
Wright, Sam; Ballestero, Victor
Online Submission, Ph.D. Dissertation, Morehead State University
The purpose of this research was to survey selected Eastern Kentucky Principals (Elementary, Middle, and High School) to collect data about stress in public schools. A stress survey (Appendix C) was sent to randomly selected elementary, middle, and high school principals located in the Eastern Kentucky region serviced by Morehead State University (22 Counties). The survey was conducted during the spring of 2010. The random survey resulted in a 76% return. The conclusions for the survey were: (1) A majority of the principals (63%) indicated men teachers handle stress the best. (2) A majority of the principals (68%) indicated men school administrators handle stress the best. (3) A clear difference of opinion exists on which level of teachers handle stress the best. The principals indicated elementary teachers at 47%, middle school teachers at 21%, and high school teachers at 32%. It appears the elementary teachers have a slight edge in handling stress. (4) Another difference of opinion exists on which level of school administrators handle stress the best. The principals indicated elementary school administrators at 53%, middle school administrators at 10%, and high school administrators at 37%. The survey gives the edge to the elementary school administrators in handling stress. (5) A majority of the principals (95%) felt enrollment makes a difference in the level of stress for teachers. (6) The principals unanimously felt enrollment makes a difference in the level of stress for school administrators. (7) A majority of the principals (95%) felt the financial condition of a school district makes a difference in the level of stress for teachers. (8) A majority of the principals (95%) felt the financial condition of a school district makes a difference in the level of stress for school administrators. (9) A majority of the principals (79%) felt age makes a difference in the level of stress for teachers. (10) A majority of the principals (79%) felt age makes a difference in the level of stress for school administrators. (11) The principals felt the 21-30 category of teachers (47%) suffered the highest level of stress. (12) The principals indicated the 31-40 category of school administrators (42%) suffered the highest level of stress. (13) The principals unanimously indicated stress was increasing for teachers. (14) The principals unanimously indicated stress was increasing for school administrators. Four appendices are included: (1) Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress Survey; (2) Letter to Principals; (3) Follow-up Letter to Principals; and (4) Service Region for Morehead State University. (Contains 14 questions.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky