The Impact of Stress on Teacher-Based Universal Screening

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the impact of teacher characteristics, like stress, on universal screening.
  2. learn about teacher wellness and its impact on student behavior.
  3. gain information about the structural validity of a common universal screening assessment.


School-wide universal screening for mental health symptoms may be advantageous for the identification of internalizing symptoms in children. However, little is known about the influence of teacher stress on the validity of teacher-based universal screening in students. This presentation will use multigroup CFA to examine the validity of a common universal screening assessment for children across high- and low-stress teachers. Attendees will gain knowledge on universal screening practices and teacher stress in schools.



Shannon V. Ryan, Temple University
Mariah Davis, Temple University
Stephanie Joseph, Temple University
Samantha J. Rushworth, Temple University


Laura L. Pendergast

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