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Kindergarten principals in Hong Kong: Job stress and support from a close friend

Wai H. Cheuk (The Open University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Kwok S. Wong (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, Hong Kong, and)
Sidney Rosen (University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



Aims primarily to examine how stressful kindergarten principals as leaders and managers of their schools found their work to be, and if such job stress was related to negative emotions and job satisfaction. The secondary aim was to explore if social support from a close friend could reduce and buffer job stress. Seventy‐seven kindergarten principals in Hong Kong responded to a questionnaire containing the variables of interest. The results showed that the principals found their work to be moderately stressful. However, emotional and informational support from a close friend had beneficial impacts on stress.



Cheuk, W.H., Wong, K.S. and Rosen, S. (2000), "Kindergarten principals in Hong Kong: Job stress and support from a close friend", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 272-287.




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