ERIC Number: EJ1013583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Educational Leaders Describe a Job Too Big for One: Stress Reduction In the Midst of Leading
Wells, Caryn M.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v10 n3 p32-45 Fall 2013
This conceptual paper reviews research findings about the world of stress of principals and superintendents, focusing on the high levels of stress that the educational leaders report. The literature on occupational stress is also explored for its insights on the medical and psychological results of workplace stress and the relationship to stress experienced by educational leaders. The paper includes information about the variety of stress reduction techniques. Mindfulness meditation is reviewed for the potential of relief that it can yield for educational leaders. Finally, implications for administrative preparation programs and future research are shared.
Descriptors: Principals, Superintendents, Anxiety, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Costs, Metacognition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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