Job Stress: Investigating the Effect of Teacher-Perceived Work Environment

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. use nationwide teacher-level responses to inform areas of focus for consultative practice, and topics of school and/or district-wide areas of focus for professional development and employee workshops.
  2. better understand prominent variables in work environments that may create more job stress for teachers.
  3. appreciate the benefit of using sound survey methodology and advanced statistical analysis to investigate site-level data that provides information regarding work environment.


The present study used teacher-level variables to predict teacher-perceived job stress through hierarchical linear modeling. A nationwide survey was distributed to teachers in Educare, an early childhood education learning network, to analyze perceived work environment, depression, position, and health. Findings highlight the importance of both systems of support for teachers and efforts to improve overall work environment. Results of the study may intrigue practitioners engaged in consultative practice, administration, and researchers investigating factors of teacher turnover.



Zachary A. Bella, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Glenna Gransee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Kathleen L. Monahan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Karen C. Stoiber


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