Instructions for Administration
  Suggested Uses


The TSI can be used in one of three ways. 

First, it can be used individually by teachers wishing to assess their stress levels in comparison to the TSI norm group. 

Second, it can be used by teachers in group settings such as workshops. In this case, teachers assess their individual stress levels and compare these to the norm group. Significantly high stress scores in either dimension for any TSI factor indicate problems with stress requiring attention. Typically, the purpose for using the TSI in either of these fashions is to provide data to individual teachers.

The third manner in which the TSI can be used is to conduct school-, system-, or statewide surveys of teacher stress. Under these conditions the TSI is employed by investigators to identify and assess stress problems at systems levels.