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ERIC Number: EJ852547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Trauma and Stress in the Principal's Office: Systematic Inquiry as Coping
Lindle, Jane Clark
Journal of School Leadership, v14 n4 p378-410 Jul 2004
The study of school leaders' feelings during and about their work suffers from inadequate academic definitions about the depth, character, and legitimacy of those feelings, as well as from limitations on the means of capturing and recording those feelings. This study pushes the definitions of administrators' stress into the areas of traumatic stress and offers autobiography as a systematic means of investigating and legitimating school leaders' feelings about their work. Four vignettes drawn from autobiographical inquiry demonstrate the authenticity of this method and the legitimacy of school leaders' experiences of traumatic stress in their work. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A