What it takes to be caring: Resources and benefits of caring teachers in Israel

Eman Naama, Shiri Lavy

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Teacher caring has been suggested as critical to teachers' work, contributing to student learning and well-being. However, only limited research has examined the factors contributing to teacher caring or its effects on teachers. In the present study, we surveyed 341 teachers in elementary schools, exploring correlates of their caring. Structural equation modeling analysis showed that teachers' sense of meaning and self-efficacy contribute to teacher caring, which, in turn, contributes to increased job satisfaction and decreased burnout.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103852
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
StatePublished - Nov 2022

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Funding Information:
This study is part of a larger project, entitled “Teaching with the Heart and Mind: An Integrative Whole School Model for Sustainable Socio-Emotional and Cognitive Deep Learning in Elementary Schools”, funded by the Israel Science Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Education (Grant no. 2690/17 ).

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  • Burnout
  • Caring
  • Job satisfaction
  • Self-efficacy
  • Sense of meaning
  • Teacher caring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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