Teachers’ view towards spiritual health

Ching Leung LUNG, Ping Ho WONG

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Abstract

The present study focused on investigating Hong Kong teachers' view towards spiritual health and aimed at promoting students' spiritual health by raising teachers' awareness of self and students' spiritual health. In total, 108 prospective teachers were recruited in the study. Questionnaires were administered to ask about their view towards self and students' spiritual health and how student's spiritual health can be promoted. Prospective teachers reported that both students and themselves are spiritually healthy. Spiritual health of female prospective teachers was better than that of male counterparts; besides, students' spiritual health perceived by female prospective teachers was significantly better than that perceived by male prospective teachers. Younger prospective teachers reported better self and students' spiritual health as compared to their older counterparts. Prospective teachers used various strategies to promote students' spiritual health and the main strategies were helping students to (1) develop social relationship with others, (2) live meaningfully, and (3) overcome adversity. Moreover, class teachers played a unique role in promoting students' spiritual health and their role was more comprehensive than other teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Citation

Lung, C. L., & Wong, P. H. (2010, December). Teachers’ view towards spiritual health. Paper presented at the 2nd East Asian International Conference on Teacher Education Research: Teacher Education for the Future: International Perspectives, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.

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