What You Teach Impacts on How You Feel: A Study on Teachers` Emotionality Across Disciplines

Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last revised: 5 Nov 2017

Date Written: April 1, 2015

Abstract

The growing attention to teachers` emotion has been in line with the new necessities of modern life and has been considered as a leading exponent of fast-changing educational settings through the clarification of the new personal accountabilities. This unique study endeavored to compare levels of anxiety, depression, life satisfaction, job satisfaction and life pleasure between teachers in humanities, formal sciences and natural sciences. More than 720 teachers across 14 different academic disciplines were compared and contrasted based upon the result of the following standard psychological tests: Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Diener`s Satisfaction with Life Scale, Brayfield-Rothe Index of Job Satisfaction and Goldberg Depression Scale. The results were enlightening as the humanist teachers` psychological well-being was conspicuously superior to their counterparts in natural and formal sciences. Being that said, the result can broaden the horizon of educational researchers whose work revolves around emotionality of teachers as well as educational planners and programmers to consider the implications in their teacher training programs.

Keywords: Teacher Emotion, Teacher Psychology, Teacher Education, Teacher Training

Suggested Citation

Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud, What You Teach Impacts on How You Feel: A Study on Teachers` Emotionality Across Disciplines (April 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3057847

Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki (Contact Author)

Middle Tennessee State University ( email )

1315 East Castle St. Apt H7
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Murfreesboro, TN 37130
United States
6157103797 (Phone)

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