Key findings from the research report, ‘The impact of teaching on personal relationships’ by Kat Cauchi (published by NetSupport).



of teachers said teaching negatively impacted on their relationships

Which relationship(s) have been negatively impacted?

  • Combination 54.3% 54.3%
  • Partner 23.1% 23.1%
  • Family 6.5% 6.5%
  • Friends 1.2% 1.2%


of teachers said teaching specifically impacted on their intimate relationships


 of teachers feel/felt unable to effectively maintain personal relationships while teaching.

What is causing the impact?

  • Work-life balance 52.3% 52.3%
  • Exhaustion 15.2% 15.2%
  • Stress or anxiety 29% 29%
  • Other 3.5% 3.5%


of teachers left or considered leaving teaching or taking time off due (or in part due) to a negative impact on relationships.

Does your setting give you support in maintaining positive personal relationships?

  • Yes 27.8% 27.8%
  • No 54.9% 54.9%
  • Unsure 17.2% 17.2%

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  • Katherine Cauchi

    Kat Cauchi is a WeAreTechWomen #TechWomen100 2023 award winner and a 2022 Nexus Education 'Classroom and Curriculum' improvement award winner. She is the community engagement manager at NetSupport, editor of R.I.S.E. Magazine, and the host of two podcasts. Kat is a member of the Global Equality Collective, a Global EdTech author, InnovateHer ambassador and Technocamps Girls in Stem role model.
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