An Examination of the First Years: Novice ESOL Teachers’ Experiences with Loneliness and Stress

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Title
An Examination of the First Years: Novice ESOL Teachers’ Experiences with Loneliness and Stress
Author
Randal K. Johnson
Mycah L. Harrold
Daisy J. Cochran
Debi Brannan
Tasha Bleistein
Faculty Sponsor
Debi Brannan
Abstract
<p>The first years of work for new teachers can be particularly difficult; this is especially true for english to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers (Brannan & Bleistein, 2012; Warford & Reeves, 2003). This study was designed to explore potential issues within this important group and specifically examined the relationship between loneliness and stress for novice ESOL teachers. Forty-seven novice ESOL teachers completed self-report measures assessing their levels of perceived stress and loneliness. The results revealed that loneliness significantly predicted perceived stress (<em>β</em> = .51, p < .001.). Furthermore, exploratory analyses indicated that marital status influenced loneliness ratings but not stress levels. These findings indicate that for novice teachers that often teach abroad, feelings of loneliness are an important issue to consider.</p>
Description
The authors of this article are appreciative of the involvement, guidance and suggestions of many people. We would like to sincerely thank Lisa Shimabukuro and Darian Simpson for their contributions, as well as Stan Wester and Ashley Davis for their support and guidance. Also, we are extremely grateful for the assistance provided by Linda Kunze, and the valuable insight regarding language teaching and the TESOL field provided by Maria Peralta Cortez, Dennis Butler, and Dr. Katherine Schmidt.
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Type
Text
volume
3
Date Published
5/28/2014
Note
Debi Brannan
Alternative Title
Novice ESOL Teachers’ Loneliness and Stress
Identifier
pure/vol3/iss1/8
Language
eng