Self-reported work and family stress of female primary teachers

Thomas, Narelle, Clarke, Valerie and Lavery, Judy 2003, Self-reported work and family stress of female primary teachers, Australian journal of education, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 73-87.

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Title Self-reported work and family stress of female primary teachers
Author(s) Thomas, Narelle
Clarke, Valerie
Lavery, Judy
Journal name Australian journal of education
Volume number 47
Issue number 1
Start page 73
End page 87
Publisher Australian Council for Educational Research
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2003-04
ISSN 0004-9441
Summary Stress arising in the domain of work and family can have a cumulative effect, and can spill over across the domains. The work-family interface has  received little attention in teacher stress research, therefore the present study aimed to investigate work and family stress among teachers. Self-report questionnaires were distributed to 102 female, primary teachers from government schools in the Geelong area. Responses were used to: (a) identify the major work and family stressors; (b) identify the contributions of perceived work and family stress to perceived global stress; and (c) explore the impact that work and family stress have on each other. Overall the teachers reported moderate levels of global, work and family stress. Time and workload pressure was the major work stressor, and responsibility for child rearing the major family stressor. Work stress and home stress both impacted on each other. The implications of the findings were discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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