Teacher Support as a Moderator of Behavioral Outcomes for Youth Exposed to Stressful Life Events
The present study examined the relationship between teacher support, life stress, and behavioral outcomes in 103 youth. Participants completed questionnaires regarding life events, social support, personality, and behavior. Moderated regression analyses were conducted using youth perceptions of teacher support and negative life events to predict externalizing and internalizing problems. Results revealed a significant interaction between teacher support and life stress, indicating teacher support successfully moderated the effect of stress on externalizing problems. Main effects for life stress were consistent with previous literature suggesting that higher amounts of stress predict greater externalizing and internalizing problems. Implications for teacher support are discussed.
Education Research International
Huber, R., Sifers, S., Houlihan, D., & Youngblom, R. (2012). Teacher Support as a Moderator of Behavioral Outcomes for Youth Exposed to Stressful Life Events. Education Research International, 2012, doi:10.1155/2012/130626.
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Reprinted from Education Research International, volume 2012, article ID 130626. Retrieved from: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/edri/2012/130626/
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