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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Hemphill, Michael A.; Templin, Thomas J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teaching has been characterised as a stressful profession that is prone to burnout. Less is known about the specific ways in which teachers experience and navigate stressors associated with their work. This study aimed to qualitatively understand how teachers who perceive high and low levels of burnout characterise their lived experiences in…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Work Environment
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Fitchett, Paul G.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Boyle, Lauren – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated associations between teacher stress and occupational burnout, but few studies have attempted to operationalize a central tenet of most stress theories, namely that teachers' appraisals of their classroom demands vis-à-vis their classroom resources is a central driver of vulnerability to stress. The research is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables, Risk Assessment, Work Environment
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Harmsen, Ruth; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Maulana, Ridwan; van Veen, Klaas – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this study, the relationships between beginning teachers' perceived stress causes, stress responses, observed teaching behaviour and attrition is investigated employing structural equation modelling (SEM). A total of 143 BTs were surveyed using the Questionnaire on the Experience and Evaluation of Work-BTs (QEEW-BT). Teaching behaviour was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables, Emotional Response
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Boldrini, Elena; Sappa, Viviana; Aprea, Carmela – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Based on an ecological view of teacher resilience, the paper investigates perceived difficulties and resources among vocational education and training (VET) teachers as a first step for investigating teachers' resilience. Given the substantial shortage of theoretical and empirical studies on this population, more research on resilience among VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Barriers, Teacher Persistence
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine teacher learning in terms of teachers' professional agency in the professional community of the school. Altogether 2310 Finnish comprehensive school teachers completed a survey. Results showed that teachers' active efforts to learn in the professional community and to promote school development cannot be…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Communities of Practice
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Colnerud, Gunnel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this article is to study whether moral stress is a phenomenon relevant to teaching practice and which may make a significant contribution to understanding why teachers repeatedly reported feeling burdened by work. Moral stress can be caused by acting in conflict with one's own conscience, e.g. when one knows the right thing to…
Descriptors: Moral Issues, Stress Variables, Educational Practices, Critical Incidents Method
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Stacey, Meghan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article presents evidence from across the segregated secondary school system in NSW, Australia, through the close analysis of three cases of teachers' work in contrasting schooling contexts. Through this comparative approach, the relationship between school context and the work of the early career teacher is foregrounded, troubling views of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Context Effect
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Newberry, Melissa; Allsop, Yvonne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Previous work on teacher attrition in the US has indicated that those who stay in the profession and those who leave are not separate homogenous groups. In this study, the lived experience of former teachers is examined to determine the issues that distinguish leavers from stayers. The sample is from the state of Utah, a state with one of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Collegiality
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Gibbs, Simon; Miller, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The retention and resilience of teachers are subject to many influences. Children's behaviour is often cited as a major source of stress for teachers and a challenge to their resilience. We suggest that an understanding of teachers' attributions and efficacy beliefs may provide the foundations for work to support teachers. We outline…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Student Behavior
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Griffiths, Amanda – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This paper considers teacher resilience from the viewpoint of a discipline concerned with the interactions between work design, management style and employee health and well-being: occupational health psychology. It will be suggested that there are strong parallels between interventions designed to promote resilience and those designed to reduce…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Occupational Safety and Health, Psychology, Intervention
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Lavian, Rivka Hillel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
This article reports on a quantitative research study designed to examine the impact of organizational climate on burnout among homeroom and special education teachers working in Israeli state (non-religious) schools. The research literature identifies various causes for teacher burnout, offering evidence that special education teachers experience…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Teacher Burnout, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
As an emergent theme in educational research, examination of the lives and careers of teachers reveals a wide range of educational factors occurring in many different contexts. Despite the relationship between teaching and life outside school, research studies have been inclined towards the working aspects of teachers' lives. Rather than following…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Somech, Anit – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is defined as performance that supports the social and psychological environment in which a task is conducted. Teachers' OCB can be directed toward particular individuals (OCBI) and/or toward the organization (OCBO). Despite their beneficial impact on school, these could entail personal costs for the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role, Stress Variables
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Hillel Lavian, Rivka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Special education teachers work under more difficult, more intense, and more demanding conditions than mainstream teachers. Relations between teachers, pupils, and parents are more complex than in mainstream education due to the intensity, intimacy, vulnerability, and commitment involved. Teachers require special skills so they can practice…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Personal Narratives, Teacher Attitudes
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Miller, Jennifer – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
Teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms work in highly charged contexts where policy, curriculum, student backgrounds, equity issues and pedagogical expertise provide both resources and constraints. Often, these classrooms are in underachieving schools in low socio-economic areas. This study investigated one school in…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Conflict
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