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ERIC Number: ED555909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 171
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-3354-9
The Prevalence and Correlates of Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, and Burnout among Teachers Working in High-Poverty Urban Public Schools
Abraham-Cook, Shannon
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
Although public school educators employed in high-poverty urban districts are likely to encounter traumatized children on a regular basis, there is a scarcity of research exploring the psychological effects of secondary traumatic stress exposure in this population. As such, a primary goal of the study was to explore the prevalence and correlates of compassion fatigue among teachers working in inner-city public schools. In addition, while a considerable body of research has addressed teacher burnout, relatively few studies have focused on the distinctive stressors faced by urban public school teachers. As such, a second aim of the present study was to add to our understanding of the factors that contribute to burnout among this unique population of educators. Finally, little is known about the relationship between compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction in any population; although existing research suggests that unaddressed symptoms of compassion fatigue may increase an individual's risk of burnout, whereas symptoms of compassion satisfaction may reduce burnout risk. Thus, a third goal the current study was to assess the relationship between compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction among teachers working in high-poverty urban public schools. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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