|Document ID (ISN)||108260|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Bauer J., Unterbrink T., Hack A., Pfeifer R., Buhl-Grießhaber V., Müller U., Wesche H., Frommhold M., Seibt R., Scheuch K., Wirsching M.
||Working conditions, adverse events and mental health problems in a sample of 949 German teachers
||Apr. 2007, Vol.80, No.5, p.442-449. 37 ref.
||The aim of this study was to explore the workload of teachers, to analyse the extent of negative or threatening school-related events teachers are confronted with and to evaluate mental health strain. A sample of 949 German teachers in 10 high schools and 79 middle schools was investigated applying a questionnaire covering different aspects of the occupational burden and threatening events, and the general health questionnaire (GHQ-12). More than 42% had faced verbal insults, almost 7% deliberate damage to personal property and 4.4% threats of violence by pupils during the past 12 months. When applying the GHQ-12, 29.8% reported significant mental health problems. Teachers in middle schools indicated more of such problems than those of high schools. Other findings are discussed.
||Germany; psychology of work organization; mental health; violence; workload assessment; stress factors; teaching; conditions of work
||symptoms; risk factors; questionnaire survey; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout
Teaching and educational institutions
Psychology of work organization
Violence and terrorism