ERIC Number: EJ1173025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Using CALMERSS to Enhance Teacher Well-Being: A Pilot Study
Taylor, Mark J.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v65 n3 p243-261 2018
Prior research has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise and positive psychology interventions, when conducted as single interventions, have a useful effect on depression and also increasing well-being. The purpose of this study was to conduct a pilot programme to determine the efficacy of a multi-modal approach to enhancing well-being. Five teachers engaged in the four-week pilot programme called CALMERSS. The findings provide evidence for the effectiveness of the CALMERSS programme in enhancing well-being in participants, through significant reductions in psychological strain, physical and personal strain, and improving self-care. Four of the five participants who would officially have been classified as depressed at the commencement of the programme were no longer depressed at the end of the programme.
Descriptors: Well Being, Pilot Projects, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Relaxation Training, Exercise Physiology, Intervention, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Teacher Improvement, Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale