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FONSECA, Patrícia Nunes da; CHAVES, Sandra Souza da Silva  and  GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso. Primary-school teachers' subjective well-being: an explanation based on value priorities. PsicoUSF [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.1, pp. 45-52. ISSN 1413-8271.

The objective of this study is to find out to what extent there is a relationship between the human values and the subjective well-being of primary-school teachers in the State of Paraíba. 313 teachers who answered the Basic Values Questionnaire, the Positive and Negative Affection Scale, the Vitality Scale, the General Health Questionnaire - QSG-12 (GHQ), the Life Satisfaction Scale together with some social-occupational questions took part in this research. Among the findings, the normative values stand out showing a direct correlation with the positive affections (r = 0,17, p < 0,01) and with life satisfaction (r = 0,12, p < 0,05) as well as a negative correlation with depression (r = -0,13, p < 0,05) and with the total score concerning well-being (r = -0,18, p < 0,01). The results may be better understood taking into account the socio-occupational context of these professionals.

Keywords : Subjective well-being; Values; Worker health.

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