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Document ID (ISN)110040
CIS number 09-1083
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Unterbrink T., Zimmermann L., Pfeifer R., Wirsching M., Brńhler E., Bauer J.
Title Parameters influencing health variables in a sample of 949 German teachers
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.82, No.1, p.117-123. 40 ref.
Abstract Using stepwise regression in a sample of 949 German school teachers, this study analyzed the correlation between personal and professional parameters on one hand, and general health, burnout and perceived stress on the other. A significant correlation was found between work-related factors and parameters of state of health. Compared to all other factors considered, verbal insults by pupils had the strongest negative impact. Positive feedback by parents and pupils or support by colleagues and school heads had a significant protective influence. Results show that interpersonal factors play a prominent role with respect to both stress and the protection of teachers' health.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; state of health; teaching; educational institutions; risk factors; psychology and sociology
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; subjective assessment; depressive neurosis; human behaviour; violence; stress factors; young persons; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Teaching and educational institutions
Violence and terrorism