Caring as a salutogenic aspect in teachers' lives

Marie Nilsson, Göran Ejlertsson, Ingemar Andersson, Kerstin Blomqvist

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Abstract

This inquiry explored how a group of teachers experienced resources for their well-being, both at work and in their private lives. The findings indicate that caring, for others and for oneself, is central for teachers' well-being. Caring is manifested in being present in the moment, and in actions which promote the well-being of oneself and others. Implications from the findings suggest that both school administration and teacher education should pay special attention to the caring aspects of teaching, as they influence teachers' well-being and retention, as well as the pupils' learning. Health promotion interventions could benefit from these findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-61
Number of pages10
JournalTeaching and Teacher EducationAn International Journal of Research and Studies
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)

Keywords

  • Caring
  • Hermeneutics
  • Teachers
  • Well-being

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