Educator Plateauing Survey

 se‎lect the response that best completes each item‚ using a scale from 1 to 5‚ with 1 indicating strongly agree‚ 2 indicating agree‚ 3 indicating undecided‚ 4 indicating disagree‚ and 5 indicating strongly disagree.
 1. ___ The realities of my job come close to matching my initial expectations.
2. ___ I have high professional regard for those in leadership positions in my organization’s structure.
3. ___ I feel trapped because I am unable to advance my organization.
4. ___ My work is satisfying to me.
5. ___ I feel burdened with the many things I am responsible for in my life.
6. ___ I am bored with my current job.
7. ___ I usually start a new day with a sense of enthusiasm.
8. ___ To the extent that I am interested‚ I have opportunities to advance in my organization.
9. ___Work is the most important thing in my life.
10. ___ My job is full of repetitive tasks.
11. ___ I feel like I have been passed over when advancement opportunities have occurred in my organization.
12. ___ I can usually find time to engage in leisure activities that I enjoy.
13. ___ I have little interest in advancing within my organization’s structure.
14. ___ My life is too predictable.
15. ___ I participate in challenging and meaningful activities in my job.
16. ___ I believe I can achieve my career goals within my organization’s structure.
17. ___ I have been in my job too long.
18. ___ I find myself being impatient too often with family and friends.
19. ___ I wish I had more opportunities to advance in my organization so I could do more meaningful work.
20. ___ I know my job too well.
21. ___ I rarely think of my life as boring.
22. ___ Although I would like to advance in my organization‚ given my abilities‚ my present position is the highest I can realistically attain in my organization.
23. ___ My job affords me little opportunity to learn new things.
24. ___ I am energized by the challenges and opportunities of my job.
25. ___ I consider myself a risk-taker in my approach to life.
26. ___ Advancing further in my organization’s structure would require that I give up many of the things I really like about my current position.
27. ___ I feel I perform successfully in my current job.
28. ___ My family and friends get irritated with me for being more involved with work that I am with other aspects of my life.
29. ___ My life is turning out as well as I hoped it would.
30. ___ I relate career success to promotion within my organization’s structure.
 Educator Plateauing Survey Scoring Sheet
 The numbers in categories A‚ B‚ and C correspond to the 30 statements in the Plateauing Survey. Transfer your responses to the blanks provided.
 Note: Those numbers that are followed by an asterisk (*) are reverse-scoring items. For those items‚ a score of 1 should be entered as 5‚ 2 becomes 4‚ 3 remains 3‚ 4 becomes 2‚ and 5 becomes 1. Be sure to reverse these items as noted.
 Category A
Category B
Category C
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5.* ____
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15. ____
13. ____
14.*____
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25. ____
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30.*____
29. ____
Category Totals (add each column): Plateau Area:
 A = ____ Divide by 10 = ____ Content (work has become routine)
 B = ____ Divide by 10 = ____ Structure (organization doesn’t offer opportunity for growth or promotion)
 C = ____ Divide by 10 = ____ Life (life is too predictable or not fulfilling)
 Total = ____ Divide by 30 = ____ Overall plateauing
 The higher the score in each category and overall‚ the higher the level of plateauing. This survey can be used to assess the need for resiliency building in any of the three plateauing categories or regarding overall plateauing.
 For more information‚ please use the following source:

 Milstein and Henry‚ Spreading Resiliency: Making It Happen for Schools and Communities. Corwin Press‚ Inc.‚ 2000.