ERIC Number: EJ1080213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Well-Being: Exploring Its Components and a Practice-Oriented Scale
Collie, Rebecca J.; Shapka, Jennifer D.; Perry, Nancy E.; Martin, Andrew J.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n8 p744-756 Dec 2015
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Teacher Well-Being Scale, which assesses three factors of teachers' work-related well-being: workload, organizational, and student interaction well-being. With a sample of Canadian teachers, results confirmed the reliability, approximate normality, and factor structure of the scale; provided support for a higher order factor of teacher well-being; showed the instrument functioned similarly across different sociodemographic subgroups; and demonstrated the well-being factors were related as expected with external constructs of teacher stress, job satisfaction, and general well-being. Combined, these analyses provide support for the use of the instrument as an assessment of teacher well-being and evidence of the importance of teacher well-being for other teacher outcomes. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Well Being, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Test Reliability, Factor Structure, Anxiety, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada