Journal article

The Downstream Effects of Teacher Well-Being Programs: Improvements in Teachers' Stress, Cognition and Well-Being Benefit Their Students

Libby Flynn, Annemaree Carroll, Ashley York, Sam Fynes-Clinton, Emma Sanders-O'Connor, Julie Bower, Kylee Forrest, Maryam Ziaei

Frontiers in Psychology | Frontiers Media | Published : 2021

Abstract

Quality interventions addressing the important issue of teacher stress and burnout have shown promising outcomes for participating teachers in terms of decreased distress, improved well-being and increased commitment to their jobs. Less is known however about whether such interventions also benefit students. The present study investigated the downstream effects for a completer sample of 226 primary and high school students after their teachers (n = 17) completed one of two 8-week stress reduction interventions. The relationships between change in teacher self-reported distress and burnout after completing the interventions, and change in students' self-reported well-being, academic self-perc..

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