Recent Research

Recent research from the Coping and Stress in Education research group are listed below according to research topics.

Teacher Stress and Wellness
  • Lambert, R., Boyle, L., Fitchett, P., & McCarthy, C. (2019). Risk for occupational stress among U.S. kindergarten teachers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 61, 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2018.07.003
  • Lambert, R. G., McCarthy, C. J., Fitchett, P., & Eyal, M. (2018). Examining elementary teachers’ risk for occupational stress: Associations with teacher, school, and state policy variables. Teachers’ College Record, 120 (12), 1 – 42.  
  • Fitchett, P. G., McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R. G., McCarthy, C. J., & Boyle, L. B. (2018). An examination of US first-year teachers’ risk for occupational stress: Associations with professional preparation and occupational health, Teachers and Teaching, 24, 2, 99-118. DOI: 10.1080/13540602.2017.1386648
  • McCarthy, C., Lambert, R., & Fitchett, P. (2018). Teacher stress and coping. In  J. I. Liontas, (Ed.). The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, First Edition , Organizational and Administrative Issues. [M. DelliCarpini (Project Ed.); Salas, S. (Volume Ed]. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235
  • Fitchett, P., Lambert, R. G., & McCarthy, C. J. (2017). Examination of teacher and school characteristics as predictors of occupational stress. In Moore, K., & Buchwald, P. (Eds.). Stress and anxiety: Coping and resilience. (pp. 137-150). Logos Verlag: Berlin.
  • McCarthy, C. J. (2019). Teacher stress: Balancing demands and resources.Phi Delta Kappan. 101, (3), November 2019.https://www.kappanonline.org/teacher-stress-balancing-demands-resources-mccarthy/
  • McCarthy, C. J., Fitchett, P. G., Lambert, R. G., & Boyle, L. (2019). Stress vulnerability in the first year of teaching. Teaching Education. 10.1080/10476210.2019.1635108
  • McCarthy, C. J., Reiser, J., and Lineback, S. (2014).  Teacher stress, emotion, and classroom management. In Emmer, E. T., & Sabornie, E. Handbook of classroom management. (2nd ed.). (pp. 301-321). Taylor and Francis.
  • McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R. G., & Reiser, J. (2014). Vocational concerns of elementary teachers: Stress, job satisfaction, and occupational commitment. Journal of Employment Counseling, 51, 59-74.
  • Ullrich, A., Lambert, R. G., & McCarthy, C. J. (2012). Relationship of German elementary teachers’ experience, stress, and coping resources to burnout symptoms. International Journal of Stress Management, 19(4), 333-342.
  • McCarthy, C.J., Lambert, R.G., & Ullrich, A. (Eds.) (2012). International perspectives on teacher stress. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • McCarthy, C.J., Lambert, R.G., Crowe, R. W., & McCarthy, C.J. (2010) Coping, Stress, and Job Satisfaction as Predictors of Advanced Placement Statistics Teachers’ Intention to Leave the Field. NASSP Bulletin, 94, 306-326.
  • McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R. G., O’Donnell, & Melendres, L. (2009). Relationship of elementary teachers’ experience, perceived demands, and coping resources to burnout symptoms. Elementary School Journal, 109, 1 – 19.
  • O’Donnell, M., Lambert, R., & McCarthy, C. (2008). School poverty status, time of year, and elementary teachers’ perceptions of stress. Journal of Educational Research, 102, 152-160.
  • Lambert, R. G., & McCarthy, C. J. (Eds.). (2006). Understanding teacher stress in an era of accountability. (Vol. III). Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Teacher Stress: Race, Culture, and Sexual Identity
  • Fitchett, P., Hopper, E. B., Eyal, M., McCarthy, C. J., & Lambert, R. G. (2017). Racial congruence, teacher stress and professional commitment among African American female teachers.  In Farine-Wu, A., Allen, A, & Lewis, C. W. (Eds.) Black Female Teachers: Diversifying the United States’ Teacher Workforce. (pp. 135-158). Emerald. 
  • McCarthy, C. J., Lineback, S., Fitchett, P., & Lambert, R. G., Boyle, L., & Eyal, M. (2017). Contextual and cultural differences affecting educator stress. In McIntyre, T., McIntyre, S., & Francis, D.   Educator stress: an occupational health perspective: Springer.
  • McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R. G., Mosley, K., Fitchett, P. G., & Dillard, J. B. (in press). Teacher Appraisals of Demand-Resource Imbalances in Racially Concentrated Schools: An Extension of Transactional Theory with Black, Hispanic, and White U.S. Teachers. International Journal of Stress Management.
  • Lambert, R., Moore, C. M., McCarthy, C. J., & Bottoms, B. (in press). Response differences in appraisals of working conditions among elementary and high school teachers, Journal of Applied Measurement.
  • Fitchett, P. G., Dillard, J. B., McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R. G., & Mosley, K. (2020). Examining the intersectionality among teacher race/ethnicity, school context, and risk for occupational stress. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 28(87). https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.28.4999
  • Lineback, S., Allender, M., Gaines, R., McCarthy, C. J., & Butler, A. (2016). They think I am a pervert: A Qualitative analysis of lesbian and gay teachers’ experiences with stress at school. Educational Studies, DOI:10.1080/00131946.2016.1231681
  • McCarthy, C. J., Dillard, J. B., Fitchett, P. G., Boyle, L., & Lambert, R. G. (2019). Associations between teacher-student racial/ethnic congruence and public school teachers’ risk for stress. Urban Education, DOI: 10.1177/0042085919894049
Groups for Teacher Wellness
  • Eyal, M., Bauer, T., Playfair, E., & McCarthy, C. J. (2019). Mind-Body group for teacher stress: A Trauma-Informed intervention program. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 44(3), 204-221.
  • Reiser, J. E., & McCarthy, C. J. (2017). Preliminary investigation of a stress prevention and mindfulness group for teachers. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 43, 2-34.
  • Boyle, L. H., Whittaker, T. A., Eyal, M., & McCarthy, C. J. (2017). What really happens in group research? Results of a content analysis of recent quantitative research in JSGW. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 42, 3, 243-252. 
  • Reiser, J. E., Murphy, S.L., & McCarthy, C. J. (2016). Stress prevention and mindfulness: A psychoeducational and support group for teachers. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 41, 117-139.
 Research on the Classroom Appraisal of Resources and Demands (CARD) Measure
  • Assessing Teacher Appraisals and Stress in the Classroom: Review of the Classroom Appraisal of Resources and Demands. Educational Psychology Review.
  • Lambert, R. G., McCarthy, C. J., O’ Donnell, M., & Wang, C. (2009). Measuring elementary teacher stress and coping in the classroom: Validity evidence for the classroom appraisal of resources and demands. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 973-988.
Research On Group Counseling and Counseling Theory
  • McCarthy, C., & French, K. (2017). Student Perceptions of Online Video Cases to Promote Helping Skills Training. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 9(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/92.1160
  • McCarthy, C. J., Whittaker, T., Boyle, L., & Eyal, M. (2017). Quantitative approaches to group work: Suggestions for best practices. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 42, 1, 3 – 16.
  • McCarthy, C. J., & Archer, J. (2013). Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Contemporary Applications. (2nd Edition). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
  • McCarthy, C. J., Falco, L. D., & Villalba, J. (2014). Ethical and professional issues in Experiential Growth Groups: Moving forward. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39, 186-193.
  • Falco, L. D., & McCarthy, C. J. (2013). Suggestions for organizing counseling practice articles. Journal of Counseling and Development, 91(3), 343-348.
  • McCarthy, C. J., & Hart, S. (2011) Designing groups to meet evolving challenges in health care settings. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 36, 352-367.
  • Westheimer, J., Capello, J., McCarthy, C. J., & Denny, N. (2009). Employing a group medical intervention for hypertensive male veterans: An exploratory analysis. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 151-174.
Research on Preventive Coping and the Preventive Resources Inventory
  • Mejía, O. L., & McCarthy, C. J. (2010). Acculturative stress, depression, and anxiety in migrant farmwork college students of Mexican heritage. International Journal of Stress Management, 17, 1-20.
  • Westheimer, J., Capello, J., McCarthy, C. J., & Denny, N. (2009). Employing a group medical intervention for hypertensive male veterans: An exploratory analysis. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 151-174.
  • Lambert, R. G., McCarthy, C. J., Gilbert, T., Sebree, M., & Steinley-Bumgarner, M. (2006). Validity evidence for the use of the Preventive Resources Inventory with college students. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 39, 66-83.
  • McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R. G., & Moller, N. (2006). Preventive resources and emotion regulation expectancies as mediators between attachment and college students’ stress outcomes. International Journal of Stress Management, 13, 1-22.
Recent Conference Presentations
  • Bauer, T., Eyal, M., Playfair, E., McCarthy, C. Developing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Teacher Stress. Paper presented at the 2020 Association for Specialists in Group Work conference, San Juan, PR.
  • Eyal, M., Bauer, T., Gearhart, C., McCarthy, C., Playfair, E. Integrating Mind-Body Work in Groups as Part of Trauma-Informed Interventions for Teachers. Poster presented at the 2020 Association for Specialists in Group Work conference, San Juan, PR.
  • McCarthy, C. J. (2019, August). Preventing teacher stress with trauma-informed group interventions. 3rd Group Guidance and Counseling Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Allender, M., Murphy, S., McCarthy, C. J., & Mosley, K. (2019, April). Measuring preventive coping: Factor structure of the Preventive Resources Inventory. In P.G. Fitchett (Chair), Researching stress and developing interventions that promote wellness in educational settings. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Dillard, J., Boyle, L. H., & McCarthy, C. J. (2019, April). Exploration of public school teachers’ risk for stress: Does racial/ethnic congruence matter? In P.G. Fitchett (Chair), Researching stress and developing interventions that promote wellness in educational settings. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Minne, E. P., Parson, R D., & McCarthy, C. J. (2019, March). Mental health in schools: Modern, Research-Based strategies that work. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA. 
  • McCarthy, C. J. (2018, July). How do teachers see stress? Implications for Occupational Health and Group Interventions. 2nd Group Guidance and Counseling Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Dillard, J. B., McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R., & Fitchett, P. (2018, July). Analyzing teachers’ racial congruence and risk for stress by race. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Boyle, L. H., McCarthy, C. J., Lambert, R., & Fitchett, P. (2018, May). Associations between racial congruence and risk for stress among public school teachers.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • Eyal, M., Dillard, J. B., McCarthy, C. J., Playfair, E., Fitchett, P., & Lambert, R. G. (2018, May). “You’re stressing me out!”: Examining stress crossover, burnout, and the professional commitment of secondary teachers. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • Lineback, S., Gaines, R., Bauer, T., & McCarthy, C. J. (2018, May). Elementary charter school teachers’ experiences of coping and thriving. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.