ERIC Number: EJ1094399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Workload Pressures of Principals: A Focus on Renewal, Support, and Mindfulness
Klocko, Barbara Ann; Wells, Caryn M.
NASSP Bulletin, v99 n4 p332-355 Dec 2015
This study is designed to understand how principals perceive the common stressors associated with leading an educational enterprise and propose strategies for relief from job-related stressors. As such, the same survey results from principals in 2009 and 2012 are analyzed. The results indicated increases in the perceived state of stress with regard to personal stress and factors that have been associated with new legislative demands on principals. To that end, the authors identified sources of renewal for principals experiencing workplace stress that include mindfulness practice to help school leaders thrive at work.
Descriptors: Principals, Stress Variables, Work Environment, Administrator Surveys, Metacognition, Educational Legislation, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Characteristics, Conflict Resolution, Instructional Leadership, Factor Analysis
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