ERIC Number: EJ1018997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
Principals Responding to Constant Pressure: Finding a Source of Stress Management
Wells, Caryn M.
NASSP Bulletin, v97 n4 p335-349 Dec 2013
This conceptual article presents a review of the research concerning the stress level of principals over the past three decades, with emphasis on the occupational stress that principals encounter because of heightened accountability and expectations for student achievement. Mindfulness meditation, as a stress management intervention, provides the theoretical background for this article; the scientific evidence concerning benefits of mindfulness meditations are reviewed. Finally, the author presents suggestions for the prevention and reduction of stress for principals.
Descriptors: Stress Management, Principals, Accountability, Expectation, Metacognition, Intervention, Coping, Prevention, Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Theory of Mind, Burnout, Stress Variables, Perception
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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