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Depressive symptoms in third-grade teachers

Title: Depressive symptoms in third-grade teachers: relations to classroom quality and student achievement.
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Name(s): McLean, Leigh, author
McDonald Connor, Carol, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-05-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study investigated associations among third-grade teachers' (N = 27) symptoms of depression, quality of the classroom-learning environment (CLE), and students' (N = 523, Mage  = 8.6 years) math and literacy performance. teachers' depressive symptoms in the winter negatively predicted students' spring mathematics achievement. This depended on students' fall mathematics scores; students who began the year with weaker math skills and were in classrooms where teachers reported more depressive symptoms achieved smaller gains than did peers whose teachers reported fewer symptoms. teachers' depressive symptoms were negatively associated with quality of CLE, and quality of CLE mediated the association between depressive symptoms and student achievement. The findings point to the importance of teachers' mental health, with implications for policy and practice.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_25676719 (IID), 10.1111/cdev.12344 (DOI), PMC4428950 (PMCID), 25676719 (RID), 25676719 (EID)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50HD052120, R01 HD048539, R01HD48539, R21 HD062834, R21HD062834
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4428950.
Subject(s): Achievement
Adult
Child
Depression/psychology
Educational Measurement
Faculty
Female
Humans
Learning
Male
Middle Aged
Students/psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25676719
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Child development.
1467-8624
Issue: iss. 3, vol. 86

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McLean, L., & McDonald Connor, C. (2015). Depressive symptoms in third-grade teachers: relations to classroom quality and student achievement. Child Development. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25676719