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Teacher Stress: Effects on Occupational Performance in an Urban District
by Balboa, Yvette, Ed.D., College of Saint Elizabeth, 2020, 279; 27962547
Abstract (Summary)

An abstract of the dissertation of Yvette Balboa for the degree of Doctor of Education in the Educational Leadership Program of the College of Saint Elizabeth presented May of 2020.


The prominent and concerning problem of teacher stress and its effects on work performance continues to alarm the educational field. This educational action research study identifies stressors affecting teachers' performance and factors influencing teachers leaving the profession and predicts which teachers would leave the profession based on these factors. This study reported results on three behavioral questionnaires that assess cognitive overload, occupational stress, and teacher performance. Two groups of participants completed the questionnaires: the current teachers' group who are currently working as teachers and the former teachers' group who are either former teachers who resigned the field or early retirees who left early because of the overwhelming stress. In this study, these three behavioral measurements were linked with an interview, an open survey, and socio-environmental factors that impact stress responses. This study indicated that occupational stress influences cognition and affects teacher performance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ciccone, Joseph, Neigel, Keith
Commitee: Cavanna, Anthony P
School: College of Saint Elizabeth
Department: Education Department
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: DAI-A 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Elementary education, Teacher education
Keywords: Cognitive, Health, Performance, Retention, Stress, Well-being
Publication Number: 27962547
ISBN: 9798643197874
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