Welcome to the Teacher Stress Inventory Site...
Thanks for your interest in the Teacher Stress Inventory (TSI). Though the Inventory is out of print, there is still considerable interest in its use among Master- and Doctoral-level students. As a support to their research activities, TSI-related information is being offered here free of charge. Also offered is the use of the Inventory, at no charge, for research purposes.
Permission for Use
Consider this memo as permission to use the TSI at no cost to you; you may want to print this for your committee and for the Graduate School. Usually, they want an need some proof that you are legally using a scale. Please honor the copyright policy by using the Inventory for only research and other not-for-profit purposes. You will need to provide us with basic information about who you are, however, so that we can stay in touch with you...
If you haven't already done so, take a moment and contact Michael at Fimian@InstructionalTech.net to inform him of your interest in using the TSI.
In return, we are interested in receiving a copy of your raw data file, your data bible, and the results chapter of your thesis. These can be submitted in ASCII text form (or the data in either Excel Spreadsheet or Access Database format) via email to Fimian@InstructionalTech.Net. In the future, we'll reanalyze the factor analysis and internal consistency reliabilities, and update this online TSI Manual with your findings. With your permission, a separate page on this site will be established that contains your summary chapter. Please include any references that your work may have with respect to Dissertations Abstracts or other abstract service so that your work may be reviewed online by other TSI users and potential users. A summary will also be added to the "Other Variables" section of this site. Include your email address as well, so that users who do have questions can easily get in touch with you...
Rest assured, your data will be used in no other way...
A word-processed version of the Inventory can be found here... Some formatting may be necessary, depending on your word processor. Feel free to cut and paste the items stems and format your own version. The wording of the stress items must remain the same, but you can alter and add the demographic items any way you see fit for your project...
Alternatively, a graphic version of the TSI can be found here...
And a PDF version here. A flip-page version can be found at the bottom of this page.
Good Luck with your research!
The TSI Manual
You can access the entire online version of the TSI manual by clicking on this link...
The TSI on the Web
You can access the additional information regarding the TSI on the internet by using this link:
Table of Contents
The structure of the information nested in this web site is shown below; this Table of Contents reflects the menu structure found on the left side of the screen, once you access the online version of the Manual.
Alternatively, you can access specific section of the manual by clicking on the following links. Note: these links bring up only select pages, and not the menu structure of the Manual.
Background of the Teacher Stress Inventory Model
Definition of the Model
TS1 Users Defined
Distinctions from Other Stress Models
Type A/B Personalities
Instructions for Administration
Avoidance of Sensitization to Teacher Stress
Assuring Respondent Privacy
Assuring Respondent Confidentiality
Administering the Teacher Stress Inventory
Insuring Response Completion
Test Norms and Interpretation
Significant Differences Among TSI Scores
Reference Group Comparisons
Grade Level Comparisons
Teacher Stress Scale
The Initial Form of the Teacher Stress Inventory
The Current and Final Form of the Teacher Stress Inventory
Item Selection and Analysis
Scale/Subscale Means and Standard Deviations
External Validation of Personal Experience
Relationships with Personal Variables
Relationships with Professional Variables
Relationships with Other Constructs
Alternate Forms Reliability
Suggestions for Further Research