Social Emotional Health and Resilience of Teachers in the East European Countries

Eva Gajdošová, Ala Ala Petrulytė, Guna Svence

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Research on teachers’social emotional health and resilience is important for quality learning and well-being at school, especially during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research on mental health and resilience of teachers from Latvia, Lithuania and Slovak Republic was conducted as part of the ERASMUS+ project “Supporting teachers to face the challenge of distance learning”. The primary goal of the first project phase to assess social emotional health, so-called covitality and resilience of teachers in elementary, secondary and high schools in post pandemic times and to focus on those areas which require significant support and development. 1200 teachers, 400 from each participating country, took part in the research. Results were based on data from research methods Social-emotional health survey-teachers (SEHS-T) and Resilience Scale. Teachers reported in all high level of social-emotional health overall indicator – covitality, as well as enough high level in four of its domains: belief in self, belief in others, emotional competence, engaged living. Level of teachers’ resilience has reached a moderate level in all three participating countries. There were found high significant positive correlations between teachers’ resilience and overall covitality, as well as between resilience and covitality. Positive teacher strengths that were identified are self-regulation, empathy, cognitive reappraisal. Identified weaknesses and limits will be used as a foundation for preparation of intervention activities for the teachers in the second project phase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2022
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of scientific papers = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2022: rakstu krājums
EditorsLinda Daniela
Place of PublicationRiga
PublisherLatvijas Universitāte
Pages78- 97
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-9934-18-911-1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event80th International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia - University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Duration: 11 Feb 202226 Apr 2022
Conference number: 80


Conference80th International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia
OtherLatvijas Universitātes 80. Starptautiskā zinātniskā konference

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  • social-emotional health, resilience, strengths, teachers

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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