ERIC Number: EJ1048586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Job-Related Stress and Depression in Orphanage and Preschool Caregivers in Ukraine
Raskin, Maryna; Kotake, Chie; Easterbrooks, M. Ann; Ebert, Marina; Miller, Laurie C.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v29 n1 p130-145 2015
Emotional well-being of child care providers is important to the welfare of their young charges. Elevated depression and job-related stress may affect caregivers' ability to establish empathic connections with children. This study examined work conditions, job-related stress, and depression in 51 orphanage workers and 69 preschool teachers in Ukraine. Clinically significant levels of depressive symptoms were found in both groups. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that higher levels of perceived job resources and vacation use predicted lower depression. Predictors of perceived job resources included depression, perceived job control, and proportion of children between ages 2 and 3 in the group. A moderating effect of cognitive coping on the relationship between job control and job resources was found. This article informs interventions to promote positive development of children by identifying several factors that appear to reduce caregiver stress and depression.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Work Environment, Depression (Psychology), Preschool Children, Child Caregivers, Regression (Statistics), Emotional Response, Well Being, Empathy, Caregiver Child Relationship, Predictor Variables, Age Differences, Coping, Foreign Countries, Residential Institutions, Child Welfare, Surveys, Salaries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale