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ERIC Number: EJ871219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
Job-Related Stress among Secondary Agricultural Education Teachers: A Comparison Study
Torres, Robert M.; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Lambert, Misty D.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v50 n3 p100-111 2009
The study sought to explore and compare the current level of job stress among secondary agriculture teachers in Missouri and North Carolina. The accessible populations consisted of secondary agriculture teachers (n = 252) in Missouri and (n = 118) in North Carolina. Data were collected using the Job Stress Survey (Spielberger & Vagg, 1999). From the findings, it was concluded that agriculture teachers in Missouri and North Carolina are not in an overall state of stress compared with norm data. However, time-related job tasks were found to be a source of stress among both teacher samples, and "excessive paperwork" was identified as the highest stressor. Low stress items among teachers fell into three broad job-related categories best described as supervision, advancement, and inactivity. (Contains 6 tables.)
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri; North Carolina