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Stress can affect anyone in any occupation. In this paper, discussion on the effects of stress will be narrowed to only one profession, teaching. The researcher will report the literature as to the definition of what stress is, its symptoms, discuss ways to measure Its frequency, look at the causes of stress within the teaching profession, and finally present ways that principals and other administrators can lessen the effects of stress. A generic definition of stress was offered by Bertlnusen (cited in Parson, 1987) when he stated that stress was a non-specific response of the body to any demand placed on it. Kyriacou (1987) offered a definition for the teaching profession that says that stress occurs when teachers are subjected to unpleasant emotions, such as tension, frustration, or anxiety, resulting from the work of being teachers. Kyriacou (1987) also delivered a definition of burnout. He defined burnout as a syndrome resulting from prolonged stress. Burnout can be viewed as an end-product of stress.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert H. Decker


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