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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Risk and protective factors for School Staff in relation to resilience building interventions - Josie Maitland

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Risk and protective factors for School Staff in relation to resilience building interventions
Presenter: Josie Maitland (Brighton Univeristy, UK)
Co-Author: Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse, Angie Hart, Philip Haynes
Introduction:  An ecological perspective to resilience considers the impact of both proximal and distal environment factors on children and young people. This is especially true in the school context. This study aims to investigate the potential factors within the school system that improves staff resilience.
Methods:  Data is being collected from 15 schools in a local area in the North of England as part of a larger resilience focused project during Oct-Dec 2016. All school staff (both teaching and non-teaching) are invited to complete an online survey asking about their knowledge of resilience and their perception of school as an organization using the School Organisational Health Questionnaire. It assesses school and staff characteristics such as morale, excessive work demand, participative decision-making, professional interaction, supportive leadership, school-community relationship, appraisal and recognition, goal congruence, and work connection. Descriptive data will be analyzed during January-March 2017.  
Findings: This presentation will report the findings from the staff surveys in relation to resilience knowledge of staff and their perception of school as an organization. Findings from this study will contribute to a growing understanding of change and reform within school systems, particularly in relation to resilience building interventions.


Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00 SAST
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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