Personality, priorities, and perspective: what determines how teachers deal with the demands of teaching?
This Capstone project is a qualitative study containing interviews with 13 urban elementary classroom teachers on the ways they cope with the demands of teaching. The literature review focuses on the stress response and teacher stress, burnout, and attrition. The research consists of interviews and a Leichart scale. Teachers are grouped into two categories -- Stressed or Coping. Observations are made about what the coping teachers have in common, primarily personality, priorities, and perspective. Limitations and implications for further studies are discussed.
Tobin, Carissa Jean, "Personality, priorities, and perspective: what determines how teachers deal with the demands of teaching?" (2008). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 754.