Effectiveness of the Teacher Resilience Distance Support Programme in Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia

Ala Petrulyte, Virginija Guogienė, Ilze Briška, Guna Svence, Eva Gajdosová

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As society becomes more modern, the economic and social significance of
teleworking is increasing. This trend has been particularly accelerated by the
Covid-19 pandemic. Teleworking, as distance education/learning, has also been
applied in the education system. However, there are limitations to such work, one
of which is the loss of communication between teachers and students. School
educators are in need of emotional resources and resilience when working
remotely. There is a lack of targeted distance support programmes for teachers. Aim of the study. To investigate the effectiveness of the Teacher Distance Resilience Support Programme. Study participants. 161 teachers from different schools in Lithuania, Latvia and Slovakia. Methodology. Feedback questionnaire for the
Teacher Resilience Support Programme (Svence, 2022); supervision of the training programme and focus group. Results. Relatively high Cronbach alpha values for the questionnaire modules were established. It was found that teachers in the whole sample have a positive perception of the effectiveness of the distance support training programme. Statistically significant differences were found in evaluations of individual modules submitted by teachers from Lithuania, Latvia, and Slovakia. The age and experience of teachers did not show statistically significant difference.
Conclusions. Teachers in all the three countries have positive perceptions of the
effectiveness of the distance support programme based on the feedback
questionnaire and the supervision and focus group. In order to strengthen the
resilience of teachers who work distance, it is recommended that the remote
support programme is applied in school communities and included in teacher
training studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-304
Number of pages19
JournalAdvances in Social Sciences Research Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • psychology
  • resilience
  • teachers
  • social emotional health
  • intervention

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type*

  • 1.3. Anonymously reviewed scientific article published in a journal with an international editorial board and is available in another indexed database


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