How the war affects the psycho-emotional state of teachers from the front-line territories – a study

How the war affects the psycho-emotional state of teachers from the front-line territories – a study

Less than 40% of education workers from border and frontline areas feel emotional stability. At the same time, 82% of them noted that they became more anxious.

This is evidenced by the data of the study of the psycho-emotional state of educators, which was conducted by the GoGlobal educational foundation with the support of Finn Church Aid (FCA), reports the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

More than 87% of teachers from border and frontline communities indicated that they need more time to recover. 78% said that lately they feel empty and constantly tired.

82% of respondents noted that they have become more anxious, compared to the period before the start of a full-scale war. 66% of educators feel less energetic.

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According to the survey, 51% of employees in the field of education rarely experience emotional stability – they note that it has become more difficult to adequately respond to events around them.

“58% of educators directly state that they need help”, – say the authors of the study.

In addition, educators stated that children from border and front-line communities have:

  • indifference to learning, decreased motivation (57%);
  • deterioration of memory and concentration of attention (55%);
  • rapid fatigue during classes (53%).

Researchers interviewed 4,460 people who hold the positions of teacher (82%), principal (5%), deputy principal (8%), social worker (1%) or psychologist (4%). 91% of respondents are women, 9% are men.

The age of 8% of the respondents was between 24 and 30 years, 24% – from 31 to 40 years, 29% – from 41 to 50 years, 31% – from 50 to 60 years, and another 8% – were older than 60 years .

Respondents from six oblasts took part in the survey: Chernihiv (9%), Kherson (2%), Sumy (29%), Kharkiv (14%), Zaporizhia (10%) or Mykolaiv (34%).

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