Who wants to be a teacher?


This research will track the real-time experiences of new teachers, with a specific focus on the determinants of their psychological health. It expands on pilot work which demonstrated that approximately 55% of teachers reported being simultaneously highly engaged and under-pressure, resulting in adverse health and performance outcomes. This research aims to: monitor the real-time experiences of a targeted sample of new teachers and their mentors; identify the best methods by which these new teachers can be supported; and improve management of occupational stress amongst high-risk employees to facilitate successful retention.

Funded by Department of Education and Training Queensland (Education Horizon Education grant 2016–2017).

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Research outputs

  • Burgess, M., Keech, J, Brough, P. and Hawkes, A. (2017),"'Who wants to be a teacher?': Supporting the transition, wellbeing and retention of new teachers", School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Brisbane.

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