Katarzyna Schier

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Burnout is conceptualized as a multidimensional syndrome consisting of physical and emotional exhaustion, a decreased sense of personal accomplishment, and a tendency to evaluate oneself and one's work negatively. This article examines the severity of burnout symptoms and their relationship to temperament traits and social support in a large sample (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE Various childhood adversities have been found to be associated with chronic pain in adulthood. However, associations were moderate in most studies, i.e. odds ratios (OR) were between one and two. METHOD An internet survey was performed in 508 Polish and 500 German subjects. A total of 19 childhood adversities were selected and their associations(More)
How children grow up differs from country to country. The aim of the present investigation was to compare childhood experiences, family characteristics and psychological features during the post-World War II period in Poland and Germany. A questionnaire regarding various childhood experiences and family circumstances was administered to two samples, one(More)
BACKGROUND Estimates about childhood abuse and neglect in various countries of the world indicate that cases of neglect outnumber cases of abuse by far. However, childhood neglect itself constitutes a neglected domain in psychological and medical research; far more articles have been published about abuse. SAMPLING AND METHODS A ten-item questionnaire(More)
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in many Western countries. An exploration of factors associated with suicidality may help to understand the mechanisms that lead to suicide. Two samples in Germany (n = 500 and n = 477) were examined via Internet regarding suicidality, depression, alcohol abuse, adverse childhood experiences, and parent-child(More)
The main goal of the current study was to investigate sex differences in the relationship between the level of trauma symptoms appearing in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intensity of pain in a sample of 300 Polish patients suffering from chronic pain, specifically rheumatoid arthritis and lower back pain. We also focused on participants' body(More)
BACKGROUND Back pain is the most common form of pain and leads to high costs in all medical care systems. OBJECTIVE The present study examines the prevalence of back pain and its associations with some basic demographics. METHODS Two samples from Poland and Germany (about n = 500 each) were examined via Internet regarding back pain, gender, age, and(More)
In the generally accepted model of the diagnosis and rehabilitation in small deaf children, the main concern of various specialists is focused on the development of speech and hearing abilities. In our approach, we propose another perspective, in which the deaf child is not seen as an object of the speech education and where the specialists concentrate on(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of the study conducted on 110 women (55 research group, 55 control group) was to answer the question: If and what kind of parentification (role reversal in the family) do women with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) syndrome experience in comparison to women who did not experience parent's alcoholism in childhood? METHOD The(More)