ERIC Number: ED159499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Stress and Mental Health of Graduate Students and Non-Graduates by Age and Educational Levels.
Jones, Franklin R.; Heinen, James R. K.
A 1959 survey of 11 research studies involving mental health of United States citizenry showed that 9% of practicing teachers were seriously maladjusted, 17% were unusually nervous, and 25% were unhappy, worried and dissatisfied. This study sought to update these findings by examining various stress factors and their relationship to the mental health of graduate students, school teachers, and the lay public. Measures of depression, perception, paranoia, and total scores as well as detailed life histories were obtained from approximately 500 volunteer subjects (ages 20-49) representing either graduate students from various academic disciplines or the lay public. Contrast of the profiles of the two groups was delineated. Analysis of variance was used to determine the salient factors of syndrome relating to stress and maladjustment. The instrument used for classification purposes was the Hoffer-Osmond Diagnostic Test. General data indicated that 60% of the study population were normal while 40% were maladjusted. Age and sex differences are reported for both graduate students and lay subjects. (JEL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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