Subjective Well-Being of Physical Education Teachers and Its Connection to the Attitude towards Social Communication

  • Laimutė Kardelienė Klaipėda University, Lithuania
  • Asta Šarkauskienė Klaipėda University, Lithuania
  • Darius Masiliauskas Šiauliai University, Lithuania
Keywords: subjective wellbeing, attitude towards social communication, health improvement

Abstract

This article analyses the subjective well-being of physical education teachers as well as its connection to the manifestations of attitude towards social communication that can impact educators’ professional activities. In order to carry out the research an independent sample of physical education teachers was constructed. The method of written questionnaire was used. The results allowed to make conclusions on teachers’ subjectively evaluated personal and social wellbeing. It was discovered that those with less work experience and more frequent exercise during their leisure time tend to be more optimistic about their personal wellbeing. Additionally, male physical education teachers were more optimistic about personal wellbeing over the past four weeks than their female counterparts. More optimistic teachers more often support open expression of discontent and rudeness during communication with other people and nagging in the social life. The results show that overall performance of physical education teachers can be guaranteed by their involvement in health-improving activities carried out in their work places, since the well-being of these specialists can be considered as a determinant for life-long health promoting physical activity for the members of society.

Author Biographies

Laimutė Kardelienė, Klaipėda University, Lithuania

Klaipėda University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Research and Innovation Science Center

Asta Šarkauskienė, Klaipėda University, Lithuania

Klaipėda University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Education

Darius Masiliauskas, Šiauliai University, Lithuania

Šiauliai University, Faculty of Education Sciences and Social Welfare, Department of Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy

Published
2017-12-20
How to Cite
Kardelienė, L., Šarkauskienė, A., & Masiliauskas, D. (2017). Subjective Well-Being of Physical Education Teachers and Its Connection to the Attitude towards Social Communication. Pedagogika, 128(4), 248-257. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2017.67
Section
Articles