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Stress in One Occupational Group: Teachers.

Authors
Schonfeld-I
Source
School of Education, City College of New York, New York 1995 Feb:67 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00231900
Abstract
The factors which may adversely affect teachers' psychological well being during the first 3 years of their careers were identified. Newly employed women teachers in the New York metropolitan area were followed in a longitudinal study. A matched comparison group of nonteachers was also studied. Adverse effects were monitored using measures of depressive symptoms, psychophysiological symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches, self esteem, job satisfaction, and motivation to teach in the future. The most important predictor of psychological outcomes was found to be the Episodic Stressor Scale. General support, supervisor support, and colleague support were found to have beneficial effects. The behavior of students, including physically assaultive, excessively verbally assaultive and disruptive behavior, was found to have a negative effect on morale. The author recommends that administrative units not permit students who are inclined to fight, to bring weapons to school, or who threaten harm to teachers or other students to sit in regular classrooms. They should be educated elsewhere. More effective strategies are also needed to handle the disruptive students and this requires the collaboration of teachers and supervisors.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Psychological-disorders; Attitude; Teaching; Education; Job-stress; Emotional-stress; Physical-stress; Psychological-factors; Workplace-violence; Violent-behavior;
Contact
Social and Psychological Fdns the City College of Cuny Convent Avenue at 138Th St New York, New York 10031
Publication Date
19950201
Document Type
Final Grant Report;
Funding Amount
599479.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-104855
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02571
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Psychologic Disorders; Psychological-disorders;
Source Name
School of Education, City College of New York, New York
State
NY;
Performing Organization
City College of New York, New York, New York
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