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Soykan, Andrea; Gardner, Dianne; Edwards, Terence – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations. This study explores how teachers' psychological capital -- a combination of hope, resilience, optimism and self-efficacy -- is related to stress, wellbeing, appraisal and coping. Teachers (n = 1502) across New Zealand and from a range of teaching levels completed surveys. Participants with more…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Tozer, Meryan; Khawaja, Nigar G.; Schweitzer, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study examined protective factors associated with the wellbeing of 93 youth from a refugee background resettled in Brisbane, Australia. Wellbeing was defined as an absence of psychological distress and the presence of subjective wellbeing. Students at Milpera State High School, a special English language school, completed a battery of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Refugees, Youth
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Tyson, Orla; Roberts, Clare M.; Kane, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2009
This study investigated whether a mental health promotion program delivered by primary school teachers to prevent internalising problems in children had any impact on the teachers' job-related affective wellbeing. Teacher job related anxiety and job-related depression were measured before teaching the Aussie Optimism program, and after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health Programs, Primary Education, Resilience (Psychology)