Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Patricia C. Kornelis


This action research study explored the relationship between teacher stress, efficacy, and email use. Nineteen teachers from an international grade school in Asia participated in a confidential survey which measured stress levels, efficacy beliefs, email use, and email management strategies. In the second phase of the research six teachers were interviewed about their perceptions of the role of email in their work life. An analysis of the survey data demonstrated strong statistical evidence of a correlation between email management strategies and teacher efficacy. The results of the survey and interview data showed that email is a source of significant distraction, role integration behaviours and a perceived source of stress.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education