The emotional impact of the Earthquakes on Teachers

Status: Current

Dates: 2011 - Start

Māori Relevant Content: No

Project Abstract

Since September 2010, February 2011 and June 2011, teachers have continued to deal with the ongoing emotional effects, personal tragedies and inconveniences related to their schools, homes, lives, themselves, their families, and many of their students who continue to be similarly and differently affected. Even in normal circumstances, without the earthquakes, teachers are at high risk of burnout and emotional exhaustion

Given the significance of these past two years, and the significance of our teachers’ roles, this research is recording the teachers’ earthquake stories. We shall also identify the characteristics of their resilience and their emotional self-management that has made it possible for them to continue to perform to a high standard against the odds.

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Allie McDonald: Collaborator; research
  • Christine Reitveld: Collaborator; research

Associated Groups

Subject Area: Disciplines