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Teresa Mendonça McIntyre, Scott E. McIntyre, and David J. Francis (eds.): Educator Stress: An Occupational Health Perspective

Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2017, XXIV + 511 pp, € 118,99 (hardback), ISBN 978-3-319-53051-2
  • Mehdi Haseli Songhori
  • Behzad Ghonsooly
Book Review
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Stress in teachers and the teaching profession is an epidemic and an internationally recognized phenomenon (Skaalvik & Skaalvik, 2017). Although over the past decades mainstream research in education and educational psychology has witnessed an exponential growth in the literature on teacher stress, there seems to be a lacuna in coming up with effective intervention strategies to alleviate this ubiquitous problem. Educator Stress: An Occupational Health Perspective is a state of the art volume which nicely deals with the problem of educator stress by drawing upon the theories from three disciplines, namely education, psychology, and occupational health to bring forth “an integrated and comprehensive review of theory, research, methodology, and intervention on the topic of stress in educators” (xii).

This book is divided into four parts with each part discussing an aspect of educator stress such as defining what the problem of educator stress is, conceptualizing and understanding its...

References

  1. Jones, B. K. (2016). Enduring in an “impossible” occupation: Perfectionism and commitment to teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, 67(5), 437–446.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Skaalvik, E. M., & Skaalvik, S. (2017). Still motivated to teach? A study of school context variables, stress and job satisfaction among teachers in senior high school. Social Psychology of Education, 20(1), 15–37.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) India 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English, College of Sciences, Zahedan BranchIslamic Azad UniversityZahedanIran
  2. 2.Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and HumanitiesFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran

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