International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2021, Vol. 16(2) 354-365

An Investigation into the Views of Refugee Students’ Teachers on Their Subjective Well-Being: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

Nejat İra, Eylem Yalçınkaya Önder & Tuğçe Gül Çetin

pp. 354 - 365   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2104-15-0003.R1

Published online: May 27, 2021  |   Number of Views: 201  |  Number of Download: 521


The negative effects of natural and social issues on individuals have necessitated the discussion of the concept of subjective well-being as a major health concern. Teachers' subjective well-being has a crucial role in the functioning of the education system. This qualitative descriptive study aims to examine the views of refugees’ teachers on their subjective well-being. The data obtained in the study were collected with semi-structured interviews. The data were collected from seven teachers working at a public primary school in Çanakkale, Turkey in the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The analyses of the semi-structured interviews with the teachers of the refugee students produced four subjective well-being themes – i.e., family relationships, communication with refugee students, cooperation with parents, and working conditions. The data revealed that teacher's good relationships with the refugee students’ family members and parents, culture-sensitive education-oriented communication with students, and working conditions with a supporting school environment were key to enhancing subjective well-being of the refugees’ teachers. This result presented a crucial implication for policymakers to prepare in-service training for the population of the interviewed teachers.

Keywords: Subjective Well-Being, Primary School Teachers, Refugee Students, Primary Schools

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ira, N., Onder, E.Y. & Cetin, T.G. (2021). An Investigation into the Views of Refugee Students’ Teachers on Their Subjective Well-Being: A Qualitative Descriptive Study . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(2), 354-365. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.345.16

Ira, N., Onder, E. and Cetin, T. (2021). An Investigation into the Views of Refugee Students’ Teachers on Their Subjective Well-Being: A Qualitative Descriptive Study . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(2), pp. 354-365.

Chicago 16th edition
Ira, Nejat, Eylem Yalcinkaya Onder and Tugce Gul Cetin (2021). "An Investigation into the Views of Refugee Students’ Teachers on Their Subjective Well-Being: A Qualitative Descriptive Study ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 16 (2):354-365. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.345.16.

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