ERIC Number: EJ621398
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Application of Demand-Control Theory to Sign Language Interpreting: Implications for Stress and Interpreter Training.
Dean, Robyn K.; Pollard, Robert Q., Jr.
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v6 n1 p1-14 Win 2001
This article uses the framework of demand-control theory to examine the occupation of sign language interpreting. It discusses the environmental, interpersonal, and intrapersonal demands that impinge on the interpreter's decision latitude and notes the prevalence of cumulative trauma disorders, turnover, and burnout in the interpreting profession. Suggestions for improving interpreter education and professional development are offered. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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