Sources of Stress for Academic Department Chairpersons

Sources of Stress for Academic Department Chairpersons Seeks to answer the following research questions: What job dimensions are perceived as stressful by department chairs? To what degree do chairs exhibit stress from their dual faculty and administrator roles? What influence does academic discipline have on chair stress? and What influence do personal attributes have on chair stress? Over 800 department chairs, stratified by discipline, were selected from research and doctorate granting institutions and completed the Department Chair Stress Index along with demographic questions. A response rate of 70.2 per cent was achieved. The results of the study indicate that, overall, stress among department chairs appears to be monolithic in its effect. Also chairs expressed high stress both in faculty and in administrative areas of concern. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Educational Administration Emerald Publishing

Sources of Stress for Academic Department Chairpersons

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0957-8234
DOI
10.1108/09578239410051862
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Abstract

Seeks to answer the following research questions: What job dimensions are perceived as stressful by department chairs? To what degree do chairs exhibit stress from their dual faculty and administrator roles? What influence does academic discipline have on chair stress? and What influence do personal attributes have on chair stress? Over 800 department chairs, stratified by discipline, were selected from research and doctorate granting institutions and completed the Department Chair Stress Index along with demographic questions. A response rate of 70.2 per cent was achieved. The results of the study indicate that, overall, stress among department chairs appears to be monolithic in its effect. Also chairs expressed high stress both in faculty and in administrative areas of concern.

Journal

Journal of Educational AdministrationEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1994

Keywords: Education; Higher education; Leadership; Management; Role conflict; Stress; Top management; Universities

References

  • Administrative Roles of Department Chairmen
    Smart, J.C.; Elton, C.F.
  • What Colleges and Universities can do About Faculty Stressors
    Gmelch, W.H.
  • Stress and Disease
    Wolfe, H.G.
  • Job Stress, Employee Health, and Organizational Effectiveness: A Facet Analysis, Model and Literature Review
    Beehr, T.A.; Newman, J.E.
  • Effects of Anxiety, Stress and Task Variables on Reaction Time
    Farber, I.E.; Spence, K.W.

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