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

Antonia Aelterman, Nadine Engels, Karen Van Petegem, Jean Pierre Verhaeghe

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Abstract

Research about the well-being of teachers was conducted at the request of the Departement of Education in Flanders, Belgium. The goals were 1) to construct an instrument for the Inspectorate; 2) to conduct a survey in order to identify school-related conditions relevant for teachers professional well-being. Based on literature and panel discussions with teachers and principals, a questionnaire were constructed, tested, and subdivided in subscales following a factor analysis. The questionnaire was administered to a representative sample of elementary and secondary school teachers. A multilevel analysis reveals how differences in scores can be explained at school level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-297
Number of pages13
JournalEducational Studies
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • teachers
  • well being
  • Flanders
  • School culture

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