Remote Teaching, Self-Resilience, Stress, Professional Efficacy, and Subjective Health among Israeli PE Teachers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ronit Ben Amotz, Gizell Green, Gili Joseph, Sharon Levi, Niva Manor, Kwok Ng, Sharon Barak, Yeshayahu Hutzler, Riki Tesler

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Abstract

This study investigated demographic factors, teaching characteristics, psychological characteristics, school-related characteristics, professional efficacy, and subjective health perceptions among PE teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a cross-sectional research design. Questionnaires were distributed to PE teachers online during COVID-19 closures. PE teachers (N = 757) from elementary, middle, and high schools in Israel voluntary completed surveys on the topics of stress levels, self-resilience, remote teaching, professional efficacy, and subjective health perception. Sex, remote-teaching experience and clear remote school policy significantly predicted professional efficacy. Sex, teaching experience and self-resilience significantly predicted subjective health perception. This study demonstrated the need for a clear remote policy, as it likely empowers teacher professional efficacy. Transparent procedures and guidelines, along with clarifying remote policies by a supportive administration, are important for the professional efficacy of PE teachers. In addition, educational programs that are aimed at developing and strengthening the values of a healthy, positive, and balanced lifestyle are important to subjective health perception among PE teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number405
JournalEducation Sciences
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • PE teachers
  • professional efficacy
  • remote teaching
  • subjective health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Computer Science Applications

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