We know that teaching is a stressful occupation. Stress in teaching can be caused by a range of factors such as poor student behaviour, workload demands, as well as the current COVID-19 pandemic, which can cause anxiety and low mood.

Can you help us understand this better by taking part in an online research study which will identify the psychological factors underlying resilience to stress? We appreciate that some individuals are more resilient than others and so will respond differently to stressful situation, but your participation in this study will allow us to develop interventions which will promote teacher trainee and teacher resilience and so help to prevent anxiety and low mood.

We are a research team based in King’s College London, and we are looking for Primary or Secondary school trainee teachers who are currently doing teacher training to take part in online research.

Our study is entirely online and involves completing quick and easy assessments at 3 different time points. The initial assessment takes about 25~30 minutes and would be completed during your teacher training. The second assessment is a 5 minute assessment during the first term of your NQT year. The final assessment is a 7 minute survey during the last term of your NQT year.

We offer incentives for completing each assessment:

  • All eligible completers of the initial assessment will be entered into a prize draw where they have the chance to win 3 of £100, 1 of £200, and 6 of £50.
  • All eligible completers of the 1st follow-up assessment will receive a £6 Amazon voucher.
  • All eligible completers of the 2nd follow-up assessment will receive a £10 Amazon voucher.

If you want to take part, please enter the survey via this link:  https://kcliop.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_07MoCM9UiuimbmR

If you would like more information, please email Yun-Han yun-han.wang@kcl.ac.uk

An information sheet for participants can be found here.

This study has full approval from the KCL ethics committee, ref: RESCM-19/20-13335

Leave a Comment