Thursday 8 October 2015

Teachers' Well-being: Research at City University, London

I'm the Senior Research Associate for this project at City University, Psychology Department. The project is sponsored by the British Academy. Please do get in touch if you're a teacher and interested in taking part and/or forward this link to any teachers you may know. The project will run over the October, February and May half terms. For February and May we're keen to build an international sample.


An opportunity to be involved in research examining teachers’ week-to-week work pressures and experiences

Researchers at City University London are recruiting teachers to participate in a new research project. The project has been designed to assess teachers’ work demands and well-being on a weekly basis including working weeks and the half-term holiday.

The primary aims of the project are as follows:

1. To explore UK teachers’ experiences during the weeks before, during, and after half-term breaks

2. To understand the personal characteristics, aspects of work, and leisure time experiences that help teachers recover from the pressures of work

3. Provide teachers (and schools) with information on the importance of respite periods for maintaining well-being and performance

The project is being led by Dr. Paul Flaxman and Ross McIntosh, members of the organisational psychology research team at City University London. The project has been funded by a grant from the British Academy.

What’s involved?

If you participate in this project, you will be invited to complete an initial on-line questionnaire, followed by a brief on-line survey once per week for seven consecutive weeks. The surveys assess your experiences of work along with various aspects of your well-being. The brief weekly surveys take no more than 10 minutes of your time to complete on each occasion. Your responses to these surveys will be seen by the City University research team only and will remain strictly confidential.

What do I get in return for my participation?

In return for your participation, you will be provided with an overall summary of the results, along with some of the latest recommendations for enhancing personal well-being and leisure time experiences.

To register your interest in this project, or to request further information please email me at the University by clicking here.

Many thanks, Ross

Dr Paul Flaxman, Department of Psychology, City University, London

Ross McIntosh, Department of Psychology, City University, London


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