Australian studies link teacher well-being to student outcomes

By Rebecca Collie
Categories: International perspectives, Research, Social & emotional learning
June 2024
Many countries around the world are facing issues related to low levels of teacher well-being. In Australia, for example, there is a severe teacher shortage, resulting in many understaffed schools. Although this shortage is due to a confluence of factors, part of the cause stems from the fact that the support provided to teachers in recent years has not kept pace with the increasing professional demands. Reduced support and increased demands have led to higher stress, lower well-being, and greater attrition in the workforce (New South Wales Department of Education, 2023).  Supporting teacher well-being is a worthy and critical aim in itself, but it also has a larger benefit because teacher well-being has ramifications for instruction and student well-being. Teacher and student functioning are inherently

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Rebecca J. Collie ( is a Scientia associate professor of educational psychology in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Categories: International perspectives, Research, Social & emotional learning

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