The Externalisation of Teachers' Occupational Stress

Year: 1991

Author: McCormick, John, Solman, Robert

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

It is hypothesised that teachers attribute responsibility for their occupational stress increasingly to entities increasingly "distant" from themselves. This phenomenon is explained in terms of the "loosely-coupled" nature of educational systems and a "self serving bias" in the attribution of responsibility. Significant differences for biographical variables in domains of occupational stress are discussed.