A scope review of the teacher well-being research between 1968 and 2021

Lutong ZHANG, Junjun CHEN, Xinlin LI, Ying ZHAN

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This review aimed at portraying a nuanced picture of the trajectory of teacher well-being research during 54 years from 1968 to 2021. This review used descriptive quantitative analysis with a dataset of 774 journal articles. The developmental trend demonstrates a considerable change in the volume of publications conducted during the most recent 14 years. Findings of the current review identify that research foci have covered the antecedents, nature, and effects of teacher well-being in a descending manner. Quantitative methods were observed as the most frequently used method in research studies. Moreover, the use of qualitative and mixed research methods increased in recent times. However, due to the considerable absence of mixed methods, longitudinal, and experimental research designs in this review’s corpus, our interpretation has been restricted to the ways in which teacher well-being can affect as well as be affected by associated constructs. Research on teacher well-being positions itself at the intermediate stage focusing on fusion relations combining new and recognized structures and adopting qualitative as well as quantitative practices. This review supports the evolution of the teacher well-being literature and poses recommendations for future research. Copyright © 2023 De La Salle University.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-186
JournalThe Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
Early online dateMar 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


Zhang, L., Chen, J., Li, X., & Zhan, Y. (2024). A scope review of the teacher well-being research between 1968 and 2021. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 33, 171-186. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40299-023-00717-1


  • Teacher well-being
  • Quantitative
  • Review


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