Stress and Anxiety of Administrators as Related to Collective Bargaining and Participative Management Crisci, Pat E.

A great deal of stress related research has been done to determine the types of stressors which most often affect teachers and school administrators. Involvement of teachers in the decision-making process has been seen as very stressful to administrators, but such participation is considered by teachers to be a major goal in their quest for professionalism.

According to the results of "Stress and Anxiety of Administrators as Related to Collective Bargaining and Participative Management," by Dr. Pat Crisci, et al., distinct differences exist in the attitudes of superintendents and principals toward teacher involvement in making educational policy decisions in Ohio public schools. For example, principals tended to favor collective bargaining as a legitimate means for teachers to settle economic and professional issues with management more than they supported participative management, while superintendents favored teacher involvement through participative management activities. These and other conclusions make this study informative reading.