Investigating resilience to stress in teachers: can you help? | Education Support Partnership

Investigating resilience to stress in teachers: can you help?

Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations. Stress can lead to burn out, anxiety and depression. Teachers identify several factors contributing to stress, including student behavior and workload demands. Although occupational factors contributing towards stress can be identified, less is known about key psychological factors that promote resilience against chronic occupational stress.

Some individuals are more resilient than others, and respond differently to long-term stress. Kings College are conducting research to discover what psychological factors build resilience to long term stress. They will use this information to develop new interventions to promote resilience in teachers, and help to prevent anxiety and depression in the longer term.

Who can take part? 

We are seeking qualified teachers aged 18-65, employed full-time in a UK Primary or Secondary school, to complete an online survey.

What will happen if I take part?

The survey involves a few questionnaires and tasks, and will take approximately 25mins to complete.

As a contribution for your time, we enter all eligible completed surveys into a prize draw to win one of 9 prizes of £50, or 1 prize of £100.

Please visit to complete the survey and for further details about the study. 

For more information, please email Calum Gordon: