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ERIC Number: ED529289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress: Part II
Wright, Sam; Ballestero, Victor
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The purpose of this research was to survey selected Eastern Kentucky Teachers (Elementary, Middle, and High School) to collect data about stress in public schools. This was a continuation study for Eastern Kentucky that collected data on how men and women teachers and men and women administrators handle stress. A stress survey (Appendix C) was sent to randomly selected elementary, middle, and high school teachers located in the Eastern Kentucky region serviced by Morehead State University (22 Counties). The survey was conducted during the spring of 2011. The random survey resulted in a 76% return. The conclusions for the survey were: (1) A majority of the teachers (68%) indicated men teachers handle stress the best. (2) A clear majority of the teachers (84%) indicated men school administrators handle stress the best. (3) A majority of teachers (79%) indicated elementary teachers handle stress the best. (4) A majority of teachers (58%) indicated that elementary school administrators handle stress the best. (5) A majority of teachers (84%) felt enrollment makes a difference in the level of stress for teachers. (6) The teachers felt unanimously that enrollment makes a difference in the level of stress for school administrators. (7) A majority of the teachers (95%) felt the financial condition of a school district makes a difference in the level of stress for teachers. (8) A majority of the teachers (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 teachers (84%) felt age makes a difference in the level of stress for teachers. (10) A majority of the teachers (84%) felt age makes a difference in the level of stress for school administrators. (11) The teachers (68%) felt the 21-30 age group of teachers suffered the highest level of stress. (12) The teachers (37% and 37%) felt school administrators in the 21-30 and 31-40 age groups suffered the highest level of stress. (13) The teachers unanimously indicated stress was increasing for teachers. (14) The teachers unanimously indicated stress was increasing for school administrators. The results of the teacher stress survey were compared to the previous year principal stress survey. Five appendices are included: (1) Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress Survey; (2) Letter to Principals; (3) Follow-up Letter to Principals; (4) Service Region for Morehead State University; and (5) Author's Information.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky