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ERIC Number: EJ803567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Stress Management in Education: Warning Signs and Coping Mechanisms
Sorenson, Richard D.
Management in Education, v21 n3 p10-13 2007
Only in recent years have researchers begun to study stress in the workplace. Psychologists and other stress analysts have discovered that the most trying professions are those that involve high pressure and serious responsibilities, often beyond the control of the individuals employed. Most interesting, the American Institute of Stress revealed that two of the ten most stressful jobs in the modern workplace are associated with education and specifically identified inner-city secondary school teacher and school administrator as the two positions. The need to manage stress is commensurate with the need for increased student achievement and overall school improvement. As a result of such considerations, the phenomenon known as stress, with its constraints, demands, pressures, and anxieties, creates symptoms that have been found to range from low productivity, to increased absenteeism, to high employee turnover rates, to serious health concerns. In this article, the author defines the condition known as stress, and examines its associated warning signs, organizational stress factors, coping mechanisms, and related consequences. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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