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The Efficacy of a Collaborative Stress Management Program for Teachers
Janet G. Froeschle and Charles R. Crews
Research indicates teachers suffer from stress and burnout in numbers greater than those in similar professions (Stoeber & Rennert, 2008). This is particularly important since poor student behavior and performance may be the unintended consequences (Skaalvik & Skaalvik, 2007). If supported by research, school-based stress management programs may provide a method for reducing teacher burnout and improving school and classroom environments. This article describes an experimental study that evaluated the impact of a school-based and collaboratively implemented stress management program on teachers’ emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment perceptions.