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 "A Rose for the Teacher"

Article Date: 22 Sep 2010 – 3:00 PDT

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a manual-based psychological group program to improve teacher’s mental health. Participation in the intervention resulted in a significant improvement in the General Health Questionnaire score. With respect to the Symptoms Check List-27, the values of the GSI (Global Severity Index) and of 3 subscales (those for depressive, dysthymic and mistrust symptoms), compared with the control group, improved significantly upon participation in the group program. Although these findings suggest a protective effect of such a short manual-based psychological intervention program on teachers’ health, some considerations (such as drop-out rate) must be taken into account.

Previous studies have shown that coping with interpersonal processes or problems which teachers are continuously confronted with, is one of the primary factors influencing the health of teachers. Teachers’ health prevention must aim at improving social and emotional competences.

Read in Full:  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/202005.php

Amish children gather flowers for their teacher



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