A study into the work-life balance of teachers and the effects of this on children's progress

This questionnaire will form part of the research for a final year dissertation for a BEd (Hons) Primary Education degree. The survey is designed to collect information about teachers' work-life balance, hours teachers have worked, stress levels and teachers' thoughts on whether these factors contribute to children’s academic progress.

The questionnaire is completely voluntary so you may skip any questions you do not wish to answer. As a participant you have the right to withdraw at any stage up to the submission of the questionnaire. All questionnaires submitted will be anonymous and any data gathered or used will be stored securely, and destroyed by October 2017.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!

* 1. Do you feel generally relaxed in your home life?

* 2. Do you generally feel relaxed in your school life?

* 3. Please estimate the average number of hours per week that you work during term time (on and off site)

* 4. Can you indicate how stressed you feel at work?

* 5. Which factors associated with your teaching do you think contribute to work related stress?

  Not applicable Rarely  Often All the time
Student behaviour
Large Class size
Dealing with violent behaviour
Frequent changes to timetable
Increased workload
Long working hours
Lack of breaks
Feeling isolated
Lack of communication with colleagues
No time with partner/family
Working on weekends

* 6. In general terms, what do you think could be done to improve work related stress for teachers?

* 7. Do you feel you have enough time to yourself or with your family/partner?

* 8. Do you feel your teaching is affected if/when your stress levels are higher?

* 9. When you are experiencing higher levels of stress,  how does this impact your relationships with the children?

* 10. Do you feel the children in the classroom can pick up on your stress levels?

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