Teacher wellbeing during the COVID pandemic (HEC-20169 and 20203059-4485)
COVID-19 has radically altered the ways individuals live and work. Regarding teachers, anecdotal evidence suggest that changes to course delivery and diverging safety messages have heightened levels of stress and anxiety among educators, resulting in negative impacts on teachers' sense of wellbeing and sense of self efficacy.
With the event of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting school closures, this has added additional professional and personal challenges to an already stressed workforce (e.g. Heffernan et al., 2019). The need for more research in the field of teacher wellbeing has been recognised by the Australian Research Council and Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (2019).
We believe this ground-breaking study will provide an initial understanding of any anxiety teachers are feeling in terms of their safety, wellbeing and professional practice due to the COVID-19 crisis. As this work is so current it could be used to inform policy attempting to address these areas by schools, Government and peak bodies such as Teachers' Unions.
Who can participate?
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You can participate by taking a short 10 minute survey. The survey is completely anonymous.
To participate you must be a registered primary or secondary teacher (or have been registered within the last two years) in either Victoria, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania or New South Wales, and aged between 21 and 70. For a full Participant Information Sheet, please click here
Where can I read about the findings
The information you provide as part of this investigation will be used in publications including journal articles, book and book chapters, conference presentations or reports. You will find a list of publications below as they become available (some material such as journal articles and book chapters may require access through a library data base).