||Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
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||PREL research series.
||Research and Development Cadre.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) works closely with 10 American-affiliated Pacific entities: (1)American Samoa; (2) the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands; (3) the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap); (4) Guam; (5) Hawaii; (6) the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and (7) the Republic of Palau. This survey raises awareness of the risk factors affecting educators in the Pacific entities served by PREL and provides insight necessary to redress the concerns of students, policymakers and educators around the region. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition, and stress burnout. In Hawaii, 549 teachers and 127 school administrators completed surveys . The data reveal the extent of these problems and shed some light on possible contributing factors. Absenteeism among teachers is not a problem. More than 24 percent of the teachers reported they might leave their profession within 2 years. Potential leavers are significantly more likely than nonleavers to cite health problems, overload of stress, responsibilities and paperwork, and not enough time as reasons for leaving their jobs. Appendixes contain teacher and administrator questionnaires. (Contains 24 references.) (DFR) Note:The following two links are not-applicable for text-based browsers or screen-reading software.