Throughout 1991 an extensive investigation into teacher stress among primary school teachers involved the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data. Quantitative data was collected during the first five weeks of term two through the use of a structured questionnaire. Information obtained from the questionnaire included socio-biographical details; perceived levels of occupational satisfaction and stress; and perceived importance of a range of potentially stressful events. Qualitative data was obtained by conducting interviews with twenty-four teachers during the period June to December. The aim of the interviews was to elicit further detail on the nature of stressful events as perceived by teachers. The framework for the analysis of the information obtained by interview was the result of a factor analysis applied to the quantitative data obtained during term two.