HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 4 no. 6 (2022)

Public School Teachers and Administrators’ Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Henmar Cardiño | Jade Ibhar Cuambot | Jeemon Rey Bacaoco

Discipline: Education



The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone and almost all industries across the world including the educational system. The impact of the pandemic on students was given attention in several research. However, its negative effects on the teacher's and school administrators’ well-being are not yet fully analyzed and understood. Thus, in this research, the Pagdadala model was used to understand the impact of the pandemic on teachers' and administrators’ well-being. The data gathered from 244 participants were analyzed using thematic analysis by Braun and Clarke (2006). Following their recommended six phases of data analysis from familiarizing with data, generating initial code, looking for, reviewing and naming the themes, and coming up with the final results, it showed that the Dinadala (Burdens) of the burden bearers were grouped into health, work, financial, self, and family themes. The manner in which the burden bearers handle the identified burdens or the Pagdadala (Burden Bearing) was themed into personality development, selfcare, spiritual, community protocols, and other possible resources. Last, the source of strength of the burden bearers or the Patutunguhan (Destination) were grouped into family, spirituality, society, self, and work themes. The results of this research can be utilized as a guide in identifying appropriate interventions to improve the well-being of teachers and administrators and address the concerns that emerged because of the pandemic.


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