The Effect of a Teacher Empowerment Programme on the Resilience Levels of Primary School Teachers
Keywords:Primary School Teachers, Protective Factors, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Resilience
The aim of the study is to examine the effect of a Teacher Empowerment Programme on the resilience levels of primary school teachers working with disadvantaged students in Turkey and the views of teachers about the effectiveness of the programme. In the study, the Teacher Empowerment Programme which contains various protective factors was implemented on the participants in the experimental group, and no intervention was made in the control group. Five different data collection tools were used. In the data analysis, a two-way ANOVA for mixed measures with the SPSS 23 package program, descriptive analysis, and content analysis were utilised. The findings reveal that the programme was effective in resilience by developing the participants’ protective factor characteristics, self-esteem levels, and coping with stress attitudes. It was also concluded that the participants held positive views about the programme.
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