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Stress in Education

  • Clifford B. Dobson


French et al. (1976) have defined stress as ‘any characteristic of the job environment which poses a threat to the individual — either excessive demands or insufficient supplies to meet his needs’. The literature on occupational stress invariably comments on the multidimensional nature of stress, yet tests which have been used to measure the construct have generally concluded that items correlate significantly with the overall stress index, but inter-item correlations are weak. This suggests that there is an underlying source of stress. In their study of stress in school administrators, Tung and Koch (1980) sought to develop an instrument which would take into account the multidimensional aspects of stress within this type of organizational setting. This study merits closer examination.


Disruptive Behaviour School Administrator Occupational Stress Public Examination School Life 
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