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

 

80.6%

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%

73.7%

of teachers said teaching specifically impacted on their intimate relationships

66.7%

 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%

69.8%

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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Author

  • 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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