Teacher wellness in Horizon School Division #67

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Jones, Carol Lien
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1996
This is the documentation of a teacher wellness study which was conducted in the Horizon School Division #67 in January, 1996. The study consisted of two parts: a wellness survey of 200 teachers and two indepth interviews with teachers who experienced stress-related conditions which forced them to take a leave of absence from teaching and use Long Term Disability Benefits. The survey asked teachers about stress level, sources of stress, stress relievers, and health habits. The interviews were intended to provide an insight into teachers' attitudes on stress-related illness, their causes and implications for healthy teachers. These teachers' experience of being on Long Term Disability has also been examined and analyzed in order to make suggestions for improvement in the future. Health habits of teachers who cope well with stress are compared to habits of those who do not. Finally suggestions are made for ways in which school boards, teachers and schools can help teachers to cope with the abundant stress which is evident today.
viii, 54 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. --
Teachers -- Job stress -- Alberta -- Taber Region , Teachers -- Psychology , Horizon School Division, No. 67