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BRUN, Luciana Gisele  e  MONTEIRO, Janine Kieling. Depression and teaching. Aletheia [online]. 2020, vol.53, n.2, pp. 63-76. ISSN 1413-0394.

Teachers are affected by depression above the population average. This study sought to identify which factors of the work context and experiences of pleasure and suffering at work are predictive of depression in private school teachers in Rio Grande do Sul. An explanatory quantitative research was carried out with a sample of 197 teachers with symptoms of depression. all levels of private education. The instruments used were the Scale of Indicators of Pleasure and Suffering at Work, the Scale of Assessment of the Work Context and the Beck Depression Inventory. Data collection was carried out, initially, online and then by post. Linear regression analysis was performed using the stepwise method. As a result, it was identified that the variables predictive of depression were emotional exhaustion and socio-professional achievement. It was considered that the experiences of frustration, insecurity and stress directly contribute to the lack of identification and pride in the teaching work.

Palavras-chave : depression; teachers; private sector.

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