Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress: Part III

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The purpose of this research was to do a survey of randomly selected Eastern Kentucky superintendents to collect data about stress in public schools. The stress data collected from this survey was compared to the stress data collected from a 2010 survey of Eastern Kentucky principals and a 2011 survey of Eastern Kentucky teachers (Elementary, Middle, and High School). This is a continuation study for Eastern Kentucky that collected data on how men and women teachers and men and women school administrators handle stress. This study sought to determine if there are differences in how men and women teachers/administrators handle stress in the public schools of Eastern Kentucky. In addition, the research considered school size, school financial condition, and age as factors that may influence stress for teachers and administrators. The surveys were mailed to randomly selected school superintendents that are located in the Morehead State University service area (22 Counties) in the spring of 2012.