A Proposed Methodology for Empirical Research Concerning Issues of Professional Stress among Teachers: The Case of Greece

  • Xanthippi Foulidi University of Aegean
  • Evangelos C. Papakitsos School of Pedagogical and Technological Education
  • Evangelos Theologis Secondary Education Directorate of Western Attica
  • Maria Vlachopoulou Secondary Education Directorate of Western Attica
  • Xenophon Vamvakeros Secondary Education Directorate of Western Attica
Keywords: professional stress, secondary education teachers, stressors, school performance


This paper presents the proposed methodology for an empirical research that relates the professional stress of secondary education teachers to the factor of school performance, as well as practical procedures for recording this phenomenon. The applicability of qualitative research as the proper relevant methodology is documented. The sampling, tools and reliability criteria of the proposed survey are also specified. Although this survey has been designed focusing on the stress factors that affect the teachers of secondary education in Greece, the authors believe that the proposed methodology can be generally applicable for conducting relevant surveys.

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