Teacher well-being: Voices in the field
Burnout, Positive psychology, Teacher perceptions, Teacher well-being
Teaching and Teacher Education
Teacher burnout and attrition have been the focus of numerous studies, including examination of organizational structures and factors contributing to burnout. Yet, teachers’ well-being through the narratives of educators in the field remains an understudied area. The current study explored the experiences of practicing teachers in navigating the demands of the profession, and how these contributed to their conceptualization of teacher well-being. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with three elementary teachers. An exploration of their narratives revealed the powerful role of relationships with leaders and colleagues, and impact of emotional work. Implications for future research and practical applications are considered.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Weiland, Abby, "Teacher well-being: Voices in the field" (2021). Faculty Publications. 107.