May 26, 2022

Research Article: “Occupational Stress Measures of Tenure-Track Librarians”

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Occupational Stress Measures of Tenure-Track Librarians


Laura Cameron
University of Arkansas

Stephanie Pierce
University of Arkansas

Julia Conroy
University of Arkansas


Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
DOI: 10.1177/0961000620967736


This study sought to measure occupational stress levels of tenure eligible academic librarians quantitatively and explores the connections between occupational stress and institutional supports. Researchers administered the Job Stress Survey™ to 109 academic librarians in tenure eligible positions. These data were then analyzed and correlated with participants’ responses in an earlier study which measured tenure confidence and access to institutional supports. Findings showed that lack of support contributes to stress more than the pressures of the job and supports that increase librarians’ confidence do not always decrease stress.

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