Cultivating the psychological well-being of early-childhood education teachers: The importance of quality work life

Chi Keung Alan CHEUNG, Chih Nuo Grace CHAO, Elaine LAU, Nga Man LEUNG, Harold CHUI

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Abstract

With the increasing concern in school teachers’ well-being and growing focus on the early childhood education sector in recent years, the present study explored the factors that contribute to the psychological well-being of kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong. Based on a sample of 459 kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong, the authors demonstrated that teachers’ psychological well-being was strongly determined by their self-belief, which were contributed by their relationship with colleagues, and their positivity in attitude towards life and work. The authors further demonstrated that teachers’ self-belief was influenced by their perception of the school culture. Implications for establishing a positive attitude in kindergarten teachers and enhancing their psychological well-being were discussed. Copyright © 2021 The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and Springer Nature B.V.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Research in Quality of Life
Early online date23 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Aug 2021

Citation

Cheung, A. C. K., Chao, G. C. N., Lau, E., Leung, A. N. M., & Chui, H. (2021). Cultivating the psychological well-being of early-childhood education teachers: The importance of quality work life. Applied Research in Quality of Life. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11482-021-09959-x

Keywords

  • Positive education
  • School culture
  • Well-being
  • Self-beliefs
  • Early childhood education

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