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Advances in Psychological Science    2016, Vol. 24 Issue (1) : 9-20     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00009
Meta-Analysis |
Mental health of kindergarten teachers: Meta-analysis of studies using SCL-90 scale
FAN Huiyong1,2; LI Jingjing1; ZHAO Manlu1; LI Hong2
(1 Bohai University, College of Education Sport Science, Jinzhou 121013, China)
(2 Liaoning Normal University, Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Center, Dalian 16029, China)
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Abstract  

During the past fifteen years, the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) was used extensively to screen Chinese kindergarten teachers. However, results of these studies have been inconsistent. To synthesize inconsistent findings and draw conclusions about this literature to date, the present meta-analysis analyzed 37 primary studies including 42 independent samples. Analyses indicated that, (1) the mental health of included preschool teachers did not differ from SCL-90 norms and better than the primary and middle school teachers; (2) the moderating effects of location and Kindergarten ownership were partially significant; (3) Moderating effects of divorce rate and educational appropriations were also significant. The positive spectrum of mental heath and the causal relationships between stress, resources and mental health of kindergarten teachers warrant more attention in future research.

Keywords kindergarten teacher      mental health      SCL-90      Meta analysis      impact of social environment      psychological problem     
Corresponding Authors: FAN Huiyong, E-mail: chinaxiaofan@126.com; LI Hong, E-mail: lihongwrm@vip.sina.com    
Issue Date: 15 January 2016
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FAN Huiyong,LI Jingjing,ZHAO Manlu, et al. Mental health of kindergarten teachers: Meta-analysis of studies using SCL-90 scale[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2016, 24(1): 9-20.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00009     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2016/V24/I1/9
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