Pathways to work engagement, wellbeing and positive teaching among mid-career teachers: The role of personal and workplace resources
Teaching is a highly demanding, yet rewarding career for many. It is also a decidedly stressful occupation associated with high burnout.
By following a large sample of teachers recruited ten years earlier into their mid-career, this project investigates the coping and motivational resources that keep them engaged, allowing them to thrive personally and professionally in different kinds of school environments, versus pathways that lead to burnout, ill-being and negative teaching behaviours. Selected subgroups who were most at risk and most positively engaged earlier in their career will be the focus of longitudinal case studies to uncover more nuanced processes promoting positive and negative pathways.