Teacher Well Being

sda reports in the NZZ about a study on Swiss teachers’ well being that was commissioned by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

A representative survey among 600 teachers in 5th to 9th grade indicates that every fifth teacher always feels stressed and every third teacher suffers from forms of depression at least once per month. The teachers feel strained because of high work load; conflicts with students’ parents; and difficult pupils. Women and part time teachers are more exposed to the risk of burnout.

Other employees in the public sector do not feel similarly stressed. Nevertheless, nine out of ten teachers like their jobs.