Reconstructing the meaning of work to promote teachers' mental health

Aziz, Rahmat ORCID:, Mangestuti, Retno ORCID:, Sholichatun, Yulia and Ridho, Ali ORCID: (2023) Reconstructing the meaning of work to promote teachers' mental health. Health Education and Health Promotion, 11 (2). pp. 273-278. ISSN 2588-5715

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Aims - Teachers often encounter work-related challenges that can compromise their mental health. This article extends previous studies by applying a dual model approach to evaluate the relationship between the meaningfulness of work and teachers’ mental health. Mental health is defined as a high level of psychological well-being and a low level of psychological distress.
Method - The qualitative study involved a survey completed by 261 elementary school teachers in East Java, Indonesia, and five teacher interviews. Data was collected through documentation, interviews, and a mental health scale while data analysis was performed through descriptive and thematic analysis.
Findings - The result shows that the high problems experienced by teachers in performing their duties and the inability of teachers to interpret their behavior have resulted in low levels of mental health.
Conclusion - The result contributes to a better understanding of teacher challenges that can impact overall mental health and provide useful strategies for improving teaching conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: dual model of mental health; meaning of work; mental health; primary school teacher; reconstruction
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr, Rahmat Aziz, M.Si
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2023 08:47


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