Factors Contributing to Stress of Business/Marketing Educators


  • Bonita M. Johnson Southern Union State Community College
  • Leane B. Skinner Auburn University
  • Elisha C. Wohleb Auburn University
  • Elizabeth Alley Diamond Auburn University


Faculty Stress, Business Faculty, Marketing Faculty


Problem: Business/marketing education teachers face demanding challenges with stress being a primary example. Teachers often suffer from tension, frustration, anxiety, anger, and even depression; and stress has been identified as a contributing factor for teacher attrition. Purpose: This study was designed to identify the level of stress among secondary business/marketing educators relating to administration, school climate, and resources that are associated with stress and to determine if business/marketing educators perceive they are receiving support from administration in dealing with factors associated with stress. Methodology: Data collected with a researcher-designed survey entitled Stress Questionnaire were analyzed using the following statistical procedures: Descriptive, Multiple Regression, Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation. Findings: Respondents reported that mild stress was due to school climate, mild to moderate stress was due to school administration, and mild to moderate stress was due to resources. There was a significant difference (p < .05) in the relationship between stress due to school climate and the level of support received from administrators in dealing with school climate. Likewise, a significant difference existed in the relationship between stress and resources and the level of support received from administrators in dealing with resources. No significant differences were found between self-reported personality type and the overall stress level reported for teaching, collegiality, school climate, administration, and resources. However, significant differences were found in the relationship between overall stress level and the individual stress factors for administration, school climate, administration, and resources. Business/marketing educators indicated the need for stress management workshops through in-service or professional development programs, implementation of coping strategies, and more administrative support in dealing with factors that cause stress.


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How to Cite

Johnson , B. M., Skinner, L. B., Wohleb, E. C., & Diamond, E. A. (2018). Factors Contributing to Stress of Business/Marketing Educators. Journal of Research In Business Education, 59(1), 34-47. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/33

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