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Primary-school teachers' subjective well-being: an explanation based on value priorities

Patrícia Nunes da Fonseca Sandra Souza da Silva Chaves Valdiney Veloso Gouveia About the authors

The objective of this study is to find out to what extent there is a relationship between the human values and the subjective well-being of primary-school teachers in the State of Paraíba. 313 teachers who answered the Basic Values Questionnaire, the Positive and Negative Affection Scale, the Vitality Scale, the General Health Questionnaire - QSG-12 (GHQ), the Life Satisfaction Scale together with some social-occupational questions took part in this research. Among the findings, the normative values stand out showing a direct correlation with the positive affections (r = 0,17, p < 0,01) and with life satisfaction (r = 0,12, p < 0,05) as well as a negative correlation with depression (r = -0,13, p < 0,05) and with the total score concerning well-being (r = -0,18, p < 0,01). The results may be better understood taking into account the socio-occupational context of these professionals.

Subjective well-being; Values; Worker health

Universidade de São Francisco, Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia R. Waldemar César da Silveira, 105, Vl. Cura D'Ars (SWIFT), Campinas - São Paulo, CEP 13045-510, Telefone: (19)3779-3771 - Campinas - SP - Brazil