Levels of wellbeing, resilience, and physical activity amongst Irish pre-service teachers: a baseline study

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Niamh
dc.contributor.author Lawlor, Martin
dc.contributor.author Chambers, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Breslin, Gavin
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Wesley
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-08T15:15:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-08T15:15:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-14
dc.identifier.citation O’ Brien, N., Lawlor, M., Chambers, F., Breslin, G. and O’ Brien, W. (2019) 'Levels of wellbeing, resilience, and physical activity amongst Irish pre-service teachers: a baseline study', Irish Educational Studies, pp. 1-18. doi: 10.1080/03323315.2019.1697948 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9464
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03323315.2019.1697948 en
dc.description.abstract The current study examines the wellbeing, resilience and physical activity (PA) levels among Irish pre-service teachers. Participants were a sample of 128 higher education students (29% male; 71% female; mean age range 18–27 years old) who completed a self-report questionnaire, using a combination of established instruments for wellbeing, resilience, and PA. Descriptive data revealed that 39.1% presented with low levels of resilience, and 74% were not meeting the PA guidelines for health. One sample t-tests further revealed the sample population of higher education students had lower wellbeing (t (127) = −3.05, p = .003) and resilience (t (127) = −6.48, p = .003) levels, when compared to the population normative data. Results from the existing study suggest that a structured mental health and PA education awareness intervention for Irish pre-service teachers may be warranted, specifically to increase the lower than expected levels of resilience. The existing sample of pre-service teachers are at a critical time of transition, as they move forward into a profession where self-awareness of wellbeing is required at the beginning of their careers to sustain health both inside and outside of the classroom. en
dc.description.sponsorship State of Mind Ireland (SOMI, funding of a Ph.D. research project (2017–2020)) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights © 2019 Educational Studies Association of Ireland. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Irish Educational Studie on 14 Dec 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03323315.2019.1697948 en
dc.subject Intervention en
dc.subject Physical activity en
dc.subject Pre-service teachers en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.subject Wellbeing en
dc.title Levels of wellbeing, resilience, and physical activity amongst Irish pre-service teachers: a baseline study en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Wesley O'Brien, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: wesley.obrien@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-06-14
dc.date.updated 2020-01-08T15:01:32Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 500172419
dc.contributor.funder State of Mind Ireland (SOMI) en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Educational Studies en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress wesley.obrien@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress niamh.obrien@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress f.chambers@ucc.ie en
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