Depression in Kindergarten Educators: Prevalence and Correlations With Aspects of Work Psychology

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The present study examined the impact of aspects of work psychology (effort-reward imbalance, overcommitment) on self-reported depressions in kindergarten educators from Germany (N = 1 933). The screening prevalence of depression was 49.8 %. Effort-reward imbalance significantly increased the likelihood of depression (OR = 3.73, 95 % CI = 2.66 - 5.25). Similar results could be found for the impact of overcommitment on depression (OR = 4.49, 95 % CI = 3.69 - 5.47). Workplace-related interventions are presented.
Translated title of the contributionDepressionen bei Kita-Fachpersonal : Prävalenzen und arbeitspsychologische Korrelate
Original languageEnglish
JournalFrühe Bildung
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 10.2018

    Research areas

  • effort-reward imbalance, overcommitment, depression, kindergarten
  • Psychology