Predictors of psychological well-being among high school teachers: A cross-sectional study from Southern India

Assessment of psychological well-being among high school teachers from Southern India

Keywords: Psychological well-being, work-life balance, high school teachers

Abstract

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Predictors of psychological well-being among high school teachers: A cross-sectional study from Southern India

Background

Well-being is increasingly emerging as an important determinant of teacher effectiveness.

Aim and objective

To assess the predictors of psychological well-being in Southern India.

Settings and design

A cross-sectional study was conducted among 460 high school teachers from government and private schools in Udupi district.

Methods and materials

Ryff’s psychological well-being scale (1989) was used.

Statistical analysis used

Predictors were identified using logistic regression and p<0.05 was considered to be statistically significant

Results

Autonomy, personal growth, positive relations, purpose in life and self-acceptance emerged as predictors of psychological well-being. Age predicted the subdomain of autonomy; number and age of children predicted environmental mastery; gender, monthly income and travelling time of teachers predicted the subdomain of self-acceptance among teachers

Conclusion

Teachers are an important resource whose psychological well-being has not received the attention it is due. An intervention program designed to fit their felt needs may be a step in the right direction.

Key words

Psychological well-being, work-life balance, high school teachers

Key messages

An increase in the protective factors increased the level of psychological wellbeing.

 

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Published
2020-12-31
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Rajesh chinthana, Ashok L, Rao C, Kamath V, Kamath A, Chandra Sekaran V. Predictors of psychological well-being among high school teachers: A cross-sectional study from Southern India: Assessment of psychological well-being among high school teachers from Southern India. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020Dec.31 [cited 2021Jan.25];32(4). Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1876
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