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ERIC Number: EJ962963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-7
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Job Stress and Coping Strategies of Elementary Principals: A Statewide Study
Boyland, Lori
Current Issues in Education, v14 n3 Dec 2011
The purpose of this exploratory study is to gather and examine data regarding the job-related stress of elementary public school principals in Indiana. Specific job issues that principals perceive as stressful are explored, as well as self-reported changes in the stress levels of experienced principals. Objectives of this research are to deepen understanding of the evolving climate surrounding public school leadership, in particular, to investigate current roles, challenges, and stress levels of principals. Findings suggest that supportive measures should be considered in order to assist principals in dealing with increasing job stress and time demands. Several such supportive practices are discussed. In addition, the 20 most common stress-management strategies that principals self-reported as helpful are presented in the appendix. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana