The multidimensional teacher well-being: A mixed-methods approach

Junjun CHEN, Lutong ZHANG, Xinlin LI, Yingxiu LI, Wendan XU, Zi YAN

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This paper describes the development and validation of the multidimensional Teacher Well-being Inventory underlined by a rational-empirical approach using teacher samples from China. A 20-item multidimensional instrument on teacher well-being was established with good psychometric characteristics. The results yielded five dimensions, which comprises of physical, emotional/psychological, cognitive, social, and spiritual well-being. This concise measurement targets assessing the most salient well-being scenarios of teachers at work. This validated measurement can serve as a more robust gauge for promoting well-being literacy and functioning of individual teachers, students and schools in response to the OECD 2030 agenda of building the wellness society. Copyright © 2023 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTeachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice
Early online dateNov 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Nov 2023


Chen, J., Zhang, L., Li, X., Li, Y., Xu, W., & Yan, Z. (2023). The multidimensional teacher well-being: A mixed-methods approach. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. Advance online publication.


  • Teacher well-being
  • Rational-empirical approach
  • Mixed method
  • Instrument validation
  • PG student publication


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