Date of this Version

12-11-2006

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

This paper was accepted for presentation at the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc.ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2006 at The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 10-13 December 2006. Authors retain copyright over the papers presented at this conference.

2006 HERDC submission

Abstract

Assessing teacher stress has been a difficult and complex process, especially when comparisons across different professions have been considered. The Occupational Stress Inventory- Revised (OSI-R) offers a means of making such comparisons. The OSI-R model is theory-based and assesses the effects on the individual of three areas: occupational roles, psychological strain and coping resources. This current study reports the findings of confirmatory factor analyses of the three-factor stress model of the OSI-R, using a sample of 141 Australian teachers. It also reports the findings for a four-factor solution – with results demonstrating the four-factor model better fits the responses in the teacher sample but with more error than desirable. Further research is ongoing.

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