CHESS - Centre for Health Equity Studies

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Welcome to Centre for Health Equity Studies

At Centre for Health Equity Studies, CHESS, researchers from sociology, psychology and public health sciences work together on issues of health and inequality. CHESS is the result of a collaboration between Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet. In 2007, CHESS was appointed 'FAS centre' by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), granting long-term funding.

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Ongoing research on stress and working conditions among teachers

Preliminary results from the survey “Learning environment and health” were recently highlighted in the Swedish journal “Lärarnas Tidning”. The results show, among other things, that a great proportion of high-school teachers in Stockholm experience high levels of pressure and stress. On the positive side, a vast majority of teachers feel that they get support from their colleagues.