Demands, Resources and Turnover: A Decade of Research into Teacher Stress

Despite extensive training and career preparation, roughly a quarter of all new teachers will leave their position after only a year. A significant contributor, according to researchers, is teacher stress.

In a new article in Phi Delta Kappan Magazine, University of Texas at Austin researcher Christopher J. McCarthy details more than a decade of research into teacher stress, including the interplay between school resources, demands, coping resources, and job satisfaction.

McCarthy joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss his findings, his new Kappan article, and some key takeaways for those hoping to reduce or prevent teacher stress in their own schools.

Read more about “Education in a Stressed Out Nation” in the November 2019 issue of Phi Delta Kappan Magazine.

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