The Australian Educational Researcher

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 1–16 | Cite as

Teachers under stress

  • Stephen Dinham


This paper explores the issue of teacher stress through examination of the experiences of 57 teachers and educational administrators who had resigned from the New South Wales Department of School Education. Data were gathered through open-ended interviews and analysed using grounded theory techniques. After examining the experiences of 10 of the 57 respondents, overall findings are related to the literature followed by recommendations for the educational system concerned which may well have wider significance. While stress was not found to be the only cause of teacher resignation, it was found to be part of the day to day lives of teachers and a significant contributing factor to resignation.


Mental Stress Role Conflict Experienced Teacher Significant Contribute Factor Teacher Stress 
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