Job stress, department chairs, levels of stress


This survey of department chairs at AACSB-member business schools identifies five major sources of stress in the chair’s job. The most potent of these is the need to balance the conflicting demands of teaching, research, and administrative duties while finding the time to perform them effectively. The others are making major faculty decisions, interacting with faculty, networking, and performing routine job duties. Variables that are associated with increasing or decreasing levels of stress in these five areas are identified and discussed.

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