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ERIC Number: EJ903493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Understanding the Occupational Stress of Interscholastic Athletic Directors
Judge, Lawrence W.; Judge, Ira L.
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v4 n2 p37-44 Fall-Win 2009
Given the stressful nature of today's work place and understanding that stress in excess can have harmful health consequences, it is important to be able to identify sources of stress in order to form the proper coping mechanisms. The purpose of the study was to describe perceived administrative stress and its relationship to demographics among Interscholastic athletic directors. A total of 288 valid questionnaires consisting of demographic questions and utilizing a modified version of the Administrative Stress Index (ASI) were returned from high school athletic directors in the state. Descriptive statistics (means, standard deviations and bivariate correlations) were performed for all dependent variables (four dimensions of administrative stress) and independent factors (related factors). The calculations of the 95th confidence intervals revealed that each dimension of administrative stress were progressively less on a continuum from task-based stress to conflict mediating stress to boundary spanning stress to role-based stress. This study found no significance for the relationships between stress and age, the number of years served as Athletic Director, the number of hours per day assigned to Athletic Director duties, and the size of the school by student population. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A