ERIC Number: EJ1170467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Preliminary Investigation of a Stress Prevention and Mindfulness Group for Teachers
Reiser, Jenson E.; McCarthy, Christopher J.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v43 n1 p2-34 2018
This exploratory study evaluated a short-term (6-8 weeks) psychoeducation and support group for teachers focused on stress prevention and mindfulness (labeled SPAM group). A total of 4 groups were implemented in different schools, and evaluation was conducted with quantitative (pre- and post-measures of teacher vulnerability to stress, job satisfaction, and mindfulness) and qualitative (post-intervention interviews) elements using a quasi-experimental mixed methods design. Members reported higher mindfulness scores than participants in the comparison condition, which consisted of teachers in the same school who did not complete the group, and qualitative analyses were supportive of teachers' satisfaction.
Descriptors: Stress Management, Prevention, Metacognition, Psychoeducational Methods, Interviews, Quasiexperimental Design, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Scores, Job Satisfaction, Middle School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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