Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress

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The purpose of this research was to survey selected Eastern Kentucky Principals (Elementary, Middle, and High School) to collect data about stress in public schools. This was a unique study for Eastern Kentucky that collected data on how men and women teachers and men and women administrators handle stress. This study sought to determine if there were differences in how men and women teachers/administrators handle stress at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition, the research considered school size, school financial condition, and age as factors that might influence stress for teachers and administrators. The surveys were mailed to randomly selected Eastern Kentucky Principals that were located in the Morehead State University service area (22 Counties) in the spring of 2010.