Journal article

In their words: listening to teachers’ perceptions about stress in the workplace and how to address it

Annemaree Carroll, Libby Flynn, Emma Sanders O’Connor, Kylee Forrest, Julie Bower, Samuel Fynes-Clinton, Ashley York, Maryam Ziaei

Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2021

Abstract

Teacher stress remains a consistently reported issue nationally and internationally in both the mainstream media and academic fora. Understanding the source/s of stress, however, remains complex given the interplay of external and internal factors that have the potential to shape teachers’ stress and resilience responses. This exploratory qualitative study sought to understand 74 teachers’ perceptions of the main contributors to stress in the workplace, and to investigate their beliefs about strategies to help ameliorate these stressors. Applied Thematic Analysis revealed a range of systemic, organisational, relational, and intrapersonal stressors as the driving forces behind the experiences..

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