Faculty Publications

Title

Teacher well-being: Voices in the field

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Burnout, Positive psychology, Teacher perceptions, Teacher well-being

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Teaching and Teacher Education

Volume

99

Abstract

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

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Original Publication Date

3-1-2021

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.hnm.2020.200120

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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