International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2015, Vol. 6(1) 12-23

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

Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki

pp. 12 - 23   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2015.002

Published online: March 01, 2015  |   Number of Views: 147  |  Number of Download: 662


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


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, M. (2015). What You Teach Impacts on How You Feel: A Study on Teachers` Emotionality across Disciplines. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 6(1), 12-23.

Harvard
Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, M. (2015). What You Teach Impacts on How You Feel: A Study on Teachers` Emotionality across Disciplines. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 6(1), pp. 12-23.

Chicago 16th edition
Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud (2015). "What You Teach Impacts on How You Feel: A Study on Teachers` Emotionality across Disciplines". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 6 (1):12-23.