Inventory Development
 Current and Final Form of the TSI

 

Based on the analyses conducted on the data aggregated from 21 different teacher samples, and reported in both this chapter and in Fimian and Fastenau (1987), five stress source and five stress manifestation factors were identified. Sequenced in strong-to-weak order of their relative impact upon teachers, these are Time Management, Work-Related Stressors, Professional Distress, Discipline and Motivation, Professional Investment, Emotional Manifestations, Fatigue Manifestations, Cardiovascular Manifestations, Gastronomic Manifestations, and Behavioral Manifestations. Collectively, these define the construct termed "teacher stress" in the balance of this manual and form the basis for the final form of the TSI.