Anxiety and Depression among School Principals – Warning, Principalship Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Anxiety and Depression among School Principals – Warning, Principalship Can Be Hazardous to... A principal who participated in an exploratory study to ascertain the extent and sources of stress among school principals realized the apparent isolation and lack of support felt by a significant number of school principals. Argues that the high incidence of anxiety and depression among principals is in large measure related to the insistence on educational administration being a technical activity. Concludes with an appeal for a new notion of educational administration and raises a number of issues for further research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Educational Administration Emerald Publishing

Anxiety and Depression among School Principals – Warning, Principalship Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Journal of Educational Administration, Volume 32 (3): 17 – Sep 1, 1994

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0957-8234
DOI
10.1108/09578239410063094
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Abstract

A principal who participated in an exploratory study to ascertain the extent and sources of stress among school principals realized the apparent isolation and lack of support felt by a significant number of school principals. Argues that the high incidence of anxiety and depression among principals is in large measure related to the insistence on educational administration being a technical activity. Concludes with an appeal for a new notion of educational administration and raises a number of issues for further research.

Journal

Journal of Educational AdministrationEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1994

Keywords: Anxiety; Australia; Education; Leadership; Management; Methodology; Questionnaires; Stress

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