Volume 50 - Number 3 - 2009 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.2009.03100
The study sought to explore and compare the current level of job stress among secondary agriculture teachers in Missouri and North Carolina. The accessible populations consisted of secondary agriculture teachers (n = 252) in Missouri and (n = 118) in North Carolina. Data were collected using the Job Stress Survey (Spielberger & Vagg, 1999). From the findings, it was concluded that agriculture teachers in Missouri and North Carolina are not in an overall state of stress compared with norm data. However, time-related job tasks were found to be a source of stress among both teacher samples, and "excessive paperwork" was identified as the highest stressor. Low stress items among teachers fell into three broad job-related categories best described as supervision, advancement, and inactivity.
Keywords: Job-related stress, secondary agricultural education teachers, comparison study