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dc.contributor.advisorWhetten, Clifford L.
dc.creatorDenning, Dayne Ralston
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-29T14:42:03Z
dc.date.available2005-08-29T14:42:03Z
dc.date.created2006-05
dc.date.issued2005-08-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/2448
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the impact of teacher stress and anxiety as reported by middle school classroom teachers in a selected school district in Education Service Center, Region 20, Texas. The selected district included 13 middle schools where a total of 825 teachers were surveyed. Survey responses were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed to determine if there were significant differences (p>0.05) in response to questions involving selected demographic variables. Findings in the study included the following: 1. There was a statistical difference (p>0.05) in state and trait anxiety scores between teachers of TAKS subjects and teachers of non-TAKS subjects. 2. Within the two groups of teachers of TAKS subjects and teachers of non- TAKS subjects, there were statistical differences (p>0.05) in the state and trait anxiety scores, which support that a correlation exists between state and trait anxiety. 3. There was no statistical difference in state and trait anxiety scores between teachers of TAKS subjects and teachers of non-TAKS subjects in selected demographic variables used for the study. The following are recommendations for further study: 1. Only middle school teachers were used in a selected district for this study. A larger scale study should be conducted to enhance empirical data to determine if teacher stress and anxiety are impacted by state-mandated tests for all grade levels. 2. This study focused on data collected from 13 public schools. Similar studies should be conducted on private and charter schools. A comparison can then be made to determine if these schools show comparable results in teacher stress and anxiety. 3. The study involved only schools within the city limits. Further research could include studies in rural areas to determine if teachers exhibit similar state and trait anxiety scores as do counterparts within city schools. 4. Selected demographic variables in this study were found not to have a significant difference in teacher stress and anxiety between teachers of TAKS and teachers of non-TAKS subjects. Further studies should be conducted to determine if other demographic variables contribute to teacher stress and anxiety.en
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.subjectStressen
dc.subjectAnxietyen
dc.subjectState Mandated Testsen
dc.subjectTAKSen
dc.titleThe impact of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) on teacher stress and anxiety as reported by middle school classroom teachers in a selected school district in Education Service Center, Region 20, Texasen
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dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administration and Human Resource Developmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLarke, Alvin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPaprock, Kenneth
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStark, Stephen L.
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen
dc.type.materialtexten
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