Pre-school Teacher’s Well-being and Their Attitudes Towards Distance Education During the COVID-19 Cover Image

Dobrostan nauczycielek i nauczycieli wychowania przedszkolnego a ich postawy wobec kształcenia na odległość w czasie pandemii COVID-19
Pre-school Teacher’s Well-being and Their Attitudes Towards Distance Education During the COVID-19

Author(s): Barbara Jankowiak, Sylwia Jaskulska
Subject(s): Preschool education, Health and medicine and law, Sociology of Education, Distance learning / e-learning, Pedagogy
Published by: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: well-being; preschool teacher; distance education; COVID-19;

Summary/Abstract: RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between the well-being of pre-school teachers and their attitudes towards distance education during the COVID-19 outbreak. THE RESEARCH PROBLEM AND METHODS: The results were submitted to statistical analysis using the Student T-test for dependent groups. A test was used to compare the mean score on the attitude scale and the mean scale of psychosocial well-being. Pre-school teachers, who were conducted remote classes (427 women and 2 men) were qualified for the research. THE PROCESS OF ARGUMENTATION: The text presents the theoretical background of the research, methods, and research results with interpretations. RESEARCH RESULTS: The results showed that the higher the level of well-being, the better teachers assess elements of their reality during distance education time. High well-being is associated with the perception of the possibility of supporting the child’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development, it affects the perception of a smaller range of difficulties related to distance education (or overcoming them more effectively), allows noticing the development of one’s professional competences is related to the more frequent use of distance learning elements in the past and planning to use it in the future, as well as feeling positive emotions in relationships with people who, together with teachers, create the pre-school communities. CONCLUSIONS, INNOVATIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS: The recommendations concern strengthening the profession of pre-school teachers by using their own’ resources to create a work environment.

  • Issue Year: 20/2021
  • Issue No: 53
  • Page Range: 25-37
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish