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|Title: ||Relationship between blood pressure and psychological features of experience and behaviour among teachers|
|Authors: ||Stück, Marcus|
|Keywords: ||Blood pressure|
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Citation: ||Stück, M., Rigotti, T., Roudini, J., Galindo, E. & Utami, D.S. (2016). Relationship between blood pressure and psychological features of experience and behaviour among teachers. Health Psychology Report. 4(2), 128-136. DOI: 10.5114/hpr.2016.56853|
Relationships between psychic features and psychophysical parameters, such as blood pressure, have a high relevance in research on coping with stress. We want to investigate the correlation between blood pressure and this psychic features.
We investigated 79 teachers from high schools and secondary schools in and around Leipzig, Germany. Using the systolic blood pressure as an indicator, we built three groups: hypotonics, normotonics, and hypertonics. We assessed several health psychologically dependent variables and looked for differences between these groups (Chi-Square-Test).
Hypotonics experienced more stress and less planning and goal behaviour. Furthermore, they more often use physical exercises in order to increase their social well-being. Hypertonics, on the other hand, were driven by fear of loss of control and show a higher sense of feeling threatened.
We could find for each group different relationships that are highly relevant to health. This results shows how psychological features and physiological regulation mechanisms are linked.|
|Appears in Collections:||CIEP - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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