Arab teachers’ wellbeing during COVID-19 pandemic in Israel

Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education

Year: 2022



Arab teachers’ wellbeing during COVID-19 pandemic in Israel

Inbar Levkovich,Shiri Shinan-Altman



The coronavirus outbreak in Israel forced teachers to confront new and immediate challenges. Yet very little attention has been devoted to the impact of these challenges on the emotional welfare of Arab teachers. The current study sought to examine how digital literacy, internal resources (emotional resilience) and external resources (job support) were related to the emotional welfare of Israeli Arab teachers during the coronavirus epidemic. The study used a cross-sectional survey of 299 teachers during the third lockdown in Israel. The results showed that as teachers received more support at work, their emotional well-being increased. The regression model was significant and explained 20% of the variance in sense of emotional well-being. The research findings point to the need for major internal and external resources to promote a sense of well-being among teachers under conditions of stress.

keywords: Coronavirus, Arabs, teachers, resilience, emotional welfare, job support.