Quality of Worklife Survey

Source: American Federation of Teachers, 2015

From the summary:
The results of new AFT survey on well-being, working conditions and stressors for teachers and school support staff across the country provide much-needed information about sources of stress on the job. The first-of-its-kind, 80-question survey was filled out by more than 30,000 educators.

Among the findings:
• Only 1 in 5 educators feel respected by government officials or the media.
• Fourteen percent strongly agree with the statement that they trust their administrator or supervisor.
• More than 75 percent say they do not have enough staff to get the work done.
• Seventy-eight percent say they are often physically and emotionally exhausted at the end of the day. Eighty-seven percent say the demands of their job are at least sometimes interfering with their family life.
• Among the greatest workplace stressors were the adoption of new initiatives without proper training or professional development, mandated curriculum and standardized tests…..

Overview of Respondents:
• 80% teachers/special education teachers
• 8% counselor, nurses, psychologists, social workers, librarians
• 12% other positions in schools