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Gender and age as moderators of the relationship between the efficacy of vocational teachers' personal resources and strain

Pithers, R. and Soden, R. (2002) Gender and age as moderators of the relationship between the efficacy of vocational teachers' personal resources and strain. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research, 10 (2). pp. 45-68. ISSN 1039-4001

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Abstract

Results of the Occupational Stress Inventory completed by 256 vocational teachers showed a significant negative relationship between personal resources (recreation, self-care, social support, rational /cognitive) and occupational strain, differing by gender, age, and type of strain (vocational, psychological, interpersonal, physical). Women and older teachers appeared more effective in using resources to reduce or buffer strain.