2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Teacher Preparedness and Perceived Stress: Does Greater Preparedness Reduce Stress
Megan A. Todd
Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentors

This study examines the relationship between teacher preparedness and stress at a school district in southern Missouri. Teacher preparedness was measured by teacher's education level, the number of years teaching as a certified teacher, and the number of years working for the school district in which they currently teach. A mail survey was used to collect data. This study found that older teachers were less likely to feel that their training had prepared them for teaching and were less likely to feel overwhelmed by stress. This incongruence could result because of the changes in culture and society that have occurred since the older teachers received their training and began teaching, but older teachers experience helps them cope with these demands. More research is needed to examine ways of reducing stress for all teachers.

Keywords: Teacher, Preparedness, Stress

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 305-1
Location: MG 2050
Time: 1:00

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