Psychological distress among teaching staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: A transdiagnostic perspective on profiles of risk and resilience

Dana Lassri*

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Abstract

Teaching staff are especially vulnerable to COVID-19-related stress, due to the significant demands they have experienced. Yet, many have shown resilience–good mental health despite stress exposure. The current study used a person-centered approach to identify distinct profiles according to individual differences in psychosocial risk and protective factors. Latent Profile Analysis and ANOVAs were employed among 350 Israeli teaching staff during the fourth wave of COVID-19. Two distinct profiles, “risk” (55%) and “resilience” (45%) were identified. While groups showed no differences in COVID-19-related stress outcomes, they consistently differed in their psychological reaction to COVID-19 (psychopathology, compassion fatigue, and compassion satisfaction).

Original languageAmerican English
Article number104143
Pages (from-to)104143
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume128
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Latent profiles
  • Psychopathology
  • Resilience
  • Teaching staff

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