Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire

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The Teacher Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (TSWQ) is a 8-item self-report behavior rating scale for measuring teachers' job-specific wellbeing. It's comprised of two subscales: (1) School Connectedness and (2) Teaching Efficacy. Joy of Teaching was investigated as a potential subscale, but research showed that responses to these items were non-distinct from the other two scales. Subscale scores can be used as standalone wellbeing indicators or they can be summed to create a Total Teacher Wellbeing Scale. 

Research shows that responses to all TSWQ scales have at least adequately internally reliability and that they have discriminant and convergent validity with indicators of teacher stress, emotional burnout, and perceived supports for teachers and students within the school environment. 

The TSWQ is intended to be used for practical purposes as an outcome and progress-monitoring measure, and potentially as a screening instrument. Yet further research is needed to demonstrate its treatment utility for these purposes.

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