Staff Wellbeing Research

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This page contains links to research about School Staff Wellbeing. It might be useful for students, or members of staff making a case for a focus on wellbeing. The majority of these resources are free but a few do require payment unless you can get them through your University or a professional subscription. The information here is ordered by date of publication, with the newest at the top. Know of any other good ones? Let us know on our Suggest a Resource page.

Many thanks to Dr Emma Kell @thosethatcan for so many brilliant suggestions.

Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey Research Report July 2017. Section 4 deals with workload.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/625908/NFER_Teacher_Voice_report_November_2016.pdf


Teacher Well-being Research Project City University July 2017

http://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/364987/Teacher-Well-Being-Report.pdf


Shifting identities: A mixed-methods study of the experiences of teachers who are also parents Dr Emma Kell 

http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/20805/


Teacher knows best? Not any longer as parents muscle in on the classroom Apr 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/apr/29/schools-parents-pupils-education-teachers


 

Education Support Partnership Research Resources 

https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/resources?f%5b0%5d=field_type%3A42


Christmas break vital to teacher’s psychological wellbeing. Dec 2016

http://www.city.ac.uk/news/2015/december/christmas-break-vital-to-teachers-psychological-wellbeing,-says-study


How can school-based support boost teachers’ wellbeing? May 2016

schoolwell.co.uk/can-school-based-support-boost-teachers-wellbeing


Reducing Teachers’ Stress Leads to Higher Quality Classrooms. May 2016

http://curry.virginia.edu/articles/reducing-teachers-stress-leads-to-higher-quality-classrooms


A marked improvement? A review of the evidence of written marking. April 2016

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/EEF_Marking_Review_April_2016.pdf 


Generation X School Leaders as Agents of Care: Leader and Teacher Perspectives from Toronto, New York City and London March 2016

http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/6/2/8/htm


Teachers’ wellbeing and depressive symptoms, and associated risk factors: A large cross-sectional study in English secondary  schools  March 2016

http://www.jad-journal.com/article/S0165-0327(15)30762-X/abstract


Social–emotional competencies among teachers: An examination of interrelationships February 2016

http://cogentoa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1151996 


Overworked and underpaid, support staff are feeling the knock-on effects of teachers’ excessive workloads – ATL February 2016

https://www.atl.org.uk/media-office/2015/Overworked-and-underpaid-support-staff-are-feeling-the-knock-on-effects-of-teachers-excessive-workloads.asp


Embedding wellbeing knowledge and practice into teacher education: building emotional resilience 2016

https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/19997


Christmas break vital to teacher’s psychological wellbeing, says study December 2015

Christmas holidays play a critical role in preventing teacher burnout and exhaustion, according to a new study by academics at City University London.

http://phys.org/news/2015-12-christmas-vital-teacher-psychological-wellbeing.html


Schools Advisory Service ‘Addressing stress; ensuring wellbeing’ November 2015

http://www.schooladvice.co.uk/media/86823/final_schools_advisory_service_wellbeing_report.pdf 


NUT YouGov Survey October 2015

A widely quoted survey showing that 53% of teachers are thinking of leaving the teaching profession in the next two years. The full data tables can be accessed from the link at the bottom of the page.

https://www.teachers.org.uk/news-events/press-releases-england/nutyougov-teacher-survey-government-education-policy


Organisational interventions for improving wellbeing and reducing work-related stress in teachers April 2015

Cochrane Work Group

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010306.pub2/abstract;jsessionid=5D2F4504E57E3BFB70248543E561246C.f04t04 


UK Government Response to Workload Challenge February 2015

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415874/Government_Response_to_the_Workload_Challenge.pdf 


Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff 2014

https://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Evidence-for-Mindfulness-Impact-on-school-staff.pdf 


School Workforce Data (England) November 2014

Statistics on the size and characteristics of the schools workforce in state-funded schools from the DFE.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2014 


Is there a link between teacher health and wellbeing and student outcomes? September 2014

http://www.teachersupport.info/news/friday-12-09-2014/link-between-teacher-health-student-outcomes#.VsiS6_mLQVB 

The report in full: Healthy teachers, higher marks? Establishing a link between teacher health & wellbeing, and student outcomes August 2014

http://www.theworkfoundation.com/DownloadPublication/Report/369_TSN%20REPORT%20FINAL%20AUGUST%201%202014.pdf


Understanding the factors that build teacher resilience February 2014

http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/18166/


Mindfulness for Teachers: A Pilot Study to Assess Effects on Stress, Burnout, and Teaching Efficacy August 2013

ttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mbe.12026/abstract


Teach Well: The Relation of Teacher Wellness to Elementary Student Health and Behavior Outcomes: Baseline Subgroup Comparisons March 2013

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10556699.1995.10603151


The effect of trust on teacher empowerment: the mediation of teacher efficacy 2013

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03055698.2012.666339


Pupil wellbeing – Teacher wellbeing: Two sides of the same coin? December 2012

http://www.sueroffey.com/wp-content/uploads/import/32-Roffey%20ECP29-4.pdf


New lives of teachers Winter 2012

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ977354.pdf


An Investigation into Teacher Wellbeing During the Teacher Training Year 2012

http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/DATE/article/view/1729 


Beyond Survival Teachers and Resilience July 2011

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/crelm/documents/teachers-resilience/teachers-resilience.pdf


Profiling teachers’ sense of professional identity 2011

http://alexandria.tue.nl/openaccess/Metis255280.pdf


Teacher resilience and the perspectives of secondary school teachers on pupils’ challenging behaviour January 2011

http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/6282/ 


Thriving not just surviving: A review of research on teacher resilience 2011

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1747938X11000297


Teacher Wellbeing: The Importance of Teacher–Student Relationships

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10648-011-9170-y


Conditions that support early career teacher resilience 2010

http://www.ectr.edu.au/


Teacher Wellbeing: A Review of the Evidence 2009

http://www.teachersupport.info/sites/default/files/downloads/TSN-teacher-wellbeing-research-of-the-evidence-2009.pdf


Teacher self-efficacy and teacher burnout: A study of relations 2009

https://www.researchgate.net/file.PostFileLoader.html?id=56177e2c5f7f71ce1e8b45e9&assetKey=AS%3A282565207445510%401444380203818


The Well-Being Prpgramme Report 2009?

http://www.worklifesupport.com/sites/default/files/uploaded-documents/WLSDfEReport1009.pdf


Staff Wellbeing is the Key to School Success 2007

http://www.teachertoolkit.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/5902birkbeckwbperfsummaryfinal.pdf 


Teachers’ Occupation-Specific Work-Family Conflict 2007

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.2161-0045.2007.tb00081.x/abstract


The Well-being of Teachers in Flanders: The Importance of a Supportive School Culture 2007

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Antonia_Aelterman/publication/233466672_The_wellbeing_of_teachers_in_Flanders_the_importance_of_a_supportive_school_culture/links/540d7e8f0cf2f2b29a38589b.pdf 


Variations in teachers’ work, lives and effectiveness 2007

http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/6405/1/rr743.pdf


Teachers resilience: A necessary condition for effectiveness 2007

https://moodle.ied.edu.hk/pluginfile.php/379346/mod_resource/content/2/Gu%20%20Day%20(2007).pdf


Work–family conflict among female teachers 2005

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X05000211


Well-Being, Burnout and Competence : Implications for Teachers. 2005

http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol30/iss2/3/


Influence of teacher empowerment on teachers’ organizational commitment, professional commitment and organizational citizenship behavior in schools 2004

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X04000125


Emotions and Teacher Identity: A poststructural perspective 2003

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13540600309378


 

Interrogating “teacher identity”: emotion, resistance, and self-formation 2003

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-5446.2003.00107.x/abstract

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