Teachers’ Depression Tied To Preschoolers’ Behavioral Problems

HealthDay (5/28, Preidt) reports that according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, “the students of teachers battling depression acted out more than preschoolers taught by other teachers.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after analyzing data on some 761 families with and teachers of three-year-old preschoolers. Teachers’ depression was tied to “children’s behavioral problems such as aggression, anger, lack of control, depression, anxiety, sadness and withdrawal.”

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— “When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May ‘Act Out’ More,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, May 27, 2014.

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