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ERIC Number: EJ1233425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Subjective Wellbeing in New Zealand Teachers: An Examination of the Role of Psychological Capital
Soykan, Andrea; Gardner, Dianne; Edwards, Terence
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, v29 n2 p130-138 Dec 2019
Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations. This study explores how teachers' psychological capital -- a combination of hope, resilience, optimism and self-efficacy -- is related to stress, wellbeing, appraisal and coping. Teachers (n = 1502) across New Zealand and from a range of teaching levels completed surveys. Participants with more psychological capital reported less stress and more wellbeing, saw work demands more as challenges than threats, and reported using more task-focused and less emotion-focused coping strategies. Psychological capital appeared to be directly related to increased wellbeing and reduced stress. Given the importance of teacher wellbeing for the profession and for students, we need ways to build teachers' personal resources and, importantly, to ensure that teaching environments support wellbeing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand