Inventory Development
 Variable Interrelationships

 

The validity of the TSI is also demonstrated by data that confirm hypotheses about the relationships between various personal and work characteristics and experienced stress. First, and because teachers seem to bring only a limited "amount" of themselves to the workplace, it was hypothesized that the personal variables would be only marginally related to teacher stress levels. Second, and based on the assumption that the TSI factors assess job-related problems, it stands to reason that the TSI scores would correlate to a greater degree with professional or job variables than they would to personal variables. Overall, though, and since the TSI model was developed to reflect and measure stress resulting from organizational processes and problems, the relationships between given variables such as teacher sex and age, class size, grade level, and others should be limited at best.