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Educators' Response to Stress [microform] : Towards a Coping Taxonomy / Walter H. Gmelch
Bib ID 5440887
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Gmelch, Walter H
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984 
27 p. 
Summary

In assessing coping techniques, the individual is the most important variable; no one technique will be successful for an individual in all situations. Also, stress-reduction techniques must be sensitive to individual differences, both culturally and situationally. Consequently, since no one technique will work for everyone, a stress-reduction program must assault the problem at many levels. A study sought to find specific coping techniques helpful to educators and cluster the techniques into interpretable categories. Data were collected from 1,156 questionnaires about stress answered by teachers. One hundred fifty-six techniques were identified and found to cluster into seven categories: social, physical, intellectual, entertainment, managerial, personal, and attitudinal. Effective coping appeared to consist of building a repertoire of techniques equally balanced in these categories. The study also assessed the number of coping responses used and the frequency with which 125 educators used them. Data were analyzed by respondent's sex, age, and position. This paper reports on study results, which are also presented in tables. (JD)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

Teachers.

Practitioners.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Coping.  |  Elementary School Teachers.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Individual Differences.  |  Psychological Patterns.  |  Relaxation Training.  |  Secondary School Teachers.  |  Self Determination.  |  Stress Management.  |  Stress Variables.  |  Teacher Burnout.  |  Teaching (Occupation)
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Evaluative.
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