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Psychological distress in a sample of teachers.

Authors
Schonfeld-IS
Source
J Psychol 1990 May; 124(3):321-338
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00214020
Abstract
Potential stressors and distress were measured independently in an effort to determine whether teachers in another geographic area obtained high scores similar to others tested on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). New York City school teachers participated in the study. An earlier study had been conducted with teachers from the Los Angeles area. An examination of the mean CES-D score indicated that the level of depressive symptoms in the sample was higher than might be expected from average community residents. A correlation was noted between the CES-D and the Psychophysiologic Symptom Scale which suggested that distress was distinct from job related morale, which was indexed by measures of motivation to continue teaching and job satisfaction. Regression analyses indicated that the level of job strain was more closely related to psychological distress and low morale than episodic stressors, including crimes in which the teacher was the victim. Colleague support was related to lower symptom level and higher morale.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Psychological-disorders; Job-stress; Mental-stress; Coping-behavior; Attitude; Education; Teaching; Epidemiology;
Contact
Social and Psychological Fdns the City College of Cuny Convent Avenue at 138Th St New York, New York 10031
CODEN
JOPSAM
Publication Date
19900501
Document Type
Journal Article;
Funding Amount
599479.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02571
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0022-3980
Priority Area
Psychologic Disorders; Psychological-disorders;
Source Name
The Journal of Psychology
State
NY;
Performing Organization
City College of New York, New York, New York
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