FSD3275 School Well-being Profile 2017-2018: Personnel

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  • Konu, Anne (University of Tampere. Faculty of Social Sciences. Health Sciences)


health status, lower secondary schools, primary schools, school buildings, schools, schoolteachers, social interaction, teacher-student relationship, teachers, upper secondary schools, vocational education institutions, well-being (health), workplace bullying, workplace relations


The data examined the well-being of personnel at Finnish basic and upper secondary level schools and institutions. The themes of the survey included school conditions, social relations, possibilities of self-actualisation and state of health. The questions were presented as attitudinal statements and multiple-choice questions. The statements were evaluated on a five-level scale ranging from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree".

Questions charting conditions at the institution covered school facilities and activities. The respondents were asked, for instance, about satisfaction with the size, temperature and ventilation of classrooms, toilet facilities as well as the cleanliness and safety of school buildings and yard areas. They were also asked to evaluate if it was possible to work in peace in the classrooms, if their personal workload was appropriate, if rules and disciplinary actions at the institution were sensible, and if it was easy to get to visit occupational healthcare or workplace coaching personnel. Some statements examined social relations between teachers as well as between students and teachers, along with the attitudes of the students' family toward studying. The respondents were asked, for example, if the school's employees enjoyed their time together, if coworkers offered help, if students were friendly, and if the students' parents respected the school's work and helped the school with possible problems relating to their child. It was also charted whether the respondents had been bullied at the workplace during the current semester and whether they had themselves bullied a coworker.

Some questions pertained to self-actualisation. These questions covered e.g. whether the respondents felt respected in the school community, if their opinions were taken into consideration in the school's decision-making, whether the respondents had found a suitable work method and took care of their work duties, if they were thanked for good work, if they felt that their work is important and whether they received help from coworkers when needed. Questions concerning the respondents' general health examined if they had suffered from a variety of symptoms during the current study term (e.g. stomach pains, difficulty falling asleep or waking up at night, headaches, feeling sad, fears).

Background variables included gender, duration of working for the current institution, and type of contract (fixed-term/permanent, part-time/full-time).

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