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Salutogenic resources in relation to teachers' work-life balance

Nilsson, Marie LU ; Blomqvist, Kerstin LU and Andersson, Ingemar H LU (2017) In Work 56(4). p.591-602
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BACKGROUND: Experiencing work-life balance is considered a health promoting resource. To counter-balance the negative development of teachers' work situation, salutogenic resources need to be examined among teachers. OBJECTIVE: To examine resources related to teachers' experience of their work-life balance. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a questionnaire was distributed to 455 teachers in compulsory schools in a Swedish community. A total of 338 teachers participated (74). A multiple linear regression method was used for the analysis. RESULTS: Four variables in the regression model significantly explained work-life balance and were thereby possible resources: time experience at work; satisfaction with everyday life; self-rated... (More)

BACKGROUND: Experiencing work-life balance is considered a health promoting resource. To counter-balance the negative development of teachers' work situation, salutogenic resources need to be examined among teachers. OBJECTIVE: To examine resources related to teachers' experience of their work-life balance. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a questionnaire was distributed to 455 teachers in compulsory schools in a Swedish community. A total of 338 teachers participated (74). A multiple linear regression method was used for the analysis. RESULTS: Four variables in the regression model significantly explained work-life balance and were thereby possible resources: time experience at work; satisfaction with everyday life; self-rated health; and recovery. The strongest association with work-life balance was time experience at work. Except time experience at work, all were individual-related. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the importance of school management's support in reducing teachers' time pressure. It also emphasizes the need to address teachers' individual resources in relation to work-life balance. In order to support teachers' work-life balance, promote their well-being, and preventing teachers' attrition, we suggest that the school management would benefit from creating a work environment with strengthened resources.

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Recovery, survey, teachers work environment, workplace health promotion
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56
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4
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12 pages
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IOS Press
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  • scopus:85019009798
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1051-9815
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10.3233/WOR-172528
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>BACKGROUND: Experiencing work-life balance is considered a health promoting resource. To counter-balance the negative development of teachers' work situation, salutogenic resources need to be examined among teachers. OBJECTIVE: To examine resources related to teachers' experience of their work-life balance. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a questionnaire was distributed to 455 teachers in compulsory schools in a Swedish community. A total of 338 teachers participated (74). A multiple linear regression method was used for the analysis. RESULTS: Four variables in the regression model significantly explained work-life balance and were thereby possible resources: time experience at work; satisfaction with everyday life; self-rated health; and recovery. The strongest association with work-life balance was time experience at work. Except time experience at work, all were individual-related. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the importance of school management's support in reducing teachers' time pressure. It also emphasizes the need to address teachers' individual resources in relation to work-life balance. In order to support teachers' work-life balance, promote their well-being, and preventing teachers' attrition, we suggest that the school management would benefit from creating a work environment with strengthened resources.</p>},
  author       = {Nilsson, Marie and Blomqvist, Kerstin and Andersson, Ingemar H},
  issn         = {1051-9815},
  keyword      = {Recovery,survey,teachers work environment,workplace health promotion},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {591--602},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  series       = {Work},
  title        = {Salutogenic resources in relation to teachers' work-life balance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-172528},
  volume       = {56},
  year         = {2017},
}