Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study.
    The study is the first of its kind to examine the connection between teacher burnout and students' cortisol levels, which are a biological indicator of stress.
    Researchers collected saliva samples from over 400 elementary school children and tested their cortisol levels. They found that in classrooms in which teachers experienced more burnout, or feelings of emotional exhaustion, students' cortisol levels were elevated. Higher cortisol levels in elementary school children have been linked to learning difficulties as well as mental health problems.
    Results suggest that stress contagion might be taking place in the classroom among students and their teachers. It is unknown what came first - elevated cortisol or teacher burnout. Researchers consider the connection between student and teacher stress a cyclical problem in the classroom.

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  3. ajanta Registered Senior Member

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    Students come to teachers to learn so students are not already learned and I think often their(students) activities and others can make teacher burnout. I felt about it on the forum also.
     
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  5. Orinda Fernandez Registered Member

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    "Cortisol is the main hormone involved in stress and the fight-or-flight response. This is a natural and protective response to a perceived threat or danger. Increased levels of cortisol result in a burst of new energy and strength."

    There is a connection between them. Usually after the fight and flight response, you tend to feel weak because of the energy you consumed.

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    "Cortisol is the main hormone involved in stress and the fight-or-flight response. This is a natural and protective response to a perceived threat or danger. Increased levels of cortisol result in a burst of new energy and strength."

    There is a connection between. Usually, the fight-or-flight response is followed by exhaustion as you used a lot of energy to perceive threat or danger like (increase pumping action of the heart, hormones stimulation and glucose consumption of your muscles).
     
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