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Document ID (ISN)34473
CIS number 80-2088
ISSN - Serial title 0323-9179 - Problemi na higienata
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Daleva M., Hadžiolova I.
Title Biochemical aspects of occupational stress in teachers
Original title Biohimični aspekti na napreženieto pri rabota na učiteli [in Bulgarian]
Bibliographic information July 1980, Vol.5, p.28-36. 15 ref.
Abstract Study of a group of 27 secondary school and intensive language school teachers. Biochemical tests performed before, during and after the working day showed that the habitual stress in members of the teaching profession is associated with a moderate increase in noradrenaline, adrenaline and 11-oxycorticosteroid excretion. Work involving great emotional strain produced a great increase in the above-mentioned urinary levels. Stress was greater at the start of morning classes and during the afternoon. Influence of age was not observed below 45 years; above 45 the only age-linked difference concerned the level of 17-ketosteroids.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; teaching; biochemical effects; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) mental work; ketosteroid excretion; catecholamine excretion; stress studies; age-linked differences; corticoid excretion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Mental stress and burnout