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Faculty Stress

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ISBN 9780789038371
Published February 11, 2009 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

Contrary to popular opinion, college and university faculty often experience a greater amount of stress than professionals in many other occupations. Faculty Stress takes a comprehensive look at faculty stress, its causes, and its consequences. This unique book explores the wide range of factors associated with work-related stress, the sources and perceptions of stress in differing academic environments, and the importance of gender factors in understanding and dealing with work stress in academia. Respected authorities discuss quantitative and qualitative research, case studies, and provide helpful policy recommendations.

As higher education rapidly changes, the importance of understanding and effectively dealing with the stress that faculty endures increases. Faculty Stress explores in detail how change affects work and personal lives of faculty. This revealing book is crucial for current faculty and administrators who want to understand and effectively deal with stress, as well as future faculty who need to know how to better prepare for the rigors of their college and university academic profession.

Faculty Stress is a valuable resource for faculty, higher education administrators, graduate students who intend to become faculty, librarians, higher education scholars, and scholars who study work and occupations.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Perspectives on Stress and Work  Gale E. Miller, David R. Buckholdt, and Beth Shaw
  2. Faculty Time Stress: Correlates Within and Across Disciplines  Jennifer A. Lindholm and Katalin Szelenyi
  3. A Life Beyond Work? Job Demands, Work-Life Balance and Wellbeing in UK Academics  Gail Kinman and Fiona Jones
  4. The Relationship Between Academic Life Conditions and Perceived Sources of Faculty Stress Over Time  Darwin D. Hendel and Aaron S. Horn
  5. New Faculty on the Block: Issues of Stress and Support  Pamela L. Eddy and Joy L. Gaston-Gayles
  6. New Faculty Members’ Perceptions of the Academic Work Life  John P. Murray
  7. Reducing Stress for New Faculty at Church-Related Colleges and Universities  Lois Callan Trautvetter, Larry A. Braskamp, and Kelly Ward
  8. Gender Differences in the Causes of Work and Family Strain Among Academic Faculty  Marta Elliott
  9. Are Women Faculty Just “Worrywarts?” Accounting for Gender Differences in Self-Reported Stress  Jeni L. Hart and Christine M. Cress
  10. Gender-Related Work Stressors in Tertiary Education  Maria P. Michailidis
  11. Conclusion: Is Stress Likely to Abate for Faculty?  David R. Buckholdt and Gale E. Miller

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David Buckholdt is University Professor and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette University. He has served as Academic Vice President and Director of Planning at Marquette. Dr. Buckholdt teaches several classes for doctoral students who intend to become faculty and he advises the Future Faculty Program.

Gale Miller is Professor of Sociology and Research Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University. Miller is a former department chairperson and has been involved with faculty development issues. His research interests involve studying how personal troubles and social problems are socially constructed in institutional contexts.