The role of perceived social support in prediction of psychological wellbeing in female teachers

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MS. in clinical psychology, Department of psychology and counseling, Faculty of literature and human sciences, Kermanshah, branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

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Introduction: Psychological wellbeing has been always considered by psychologists in working and scientific environments. Teaching is one of the important jobs that cause severe physical and psychological problems. According to the importance of the subject, the present study determined the role of perceived social support in prediction of psychological wellbeing in female teachers.
 Materials and Methods: The present study was descriptive-correlational and its statistical population included all high school female teachers in 3 areas of Kermanshah city in 2015-2016. 200 subjects were selected as sample by cluster sampling method. To collect data, demographic information form, Zimet et al. perceived social support questionnaire and Ryff’s psychological wellbeing questionnaire were used. The data obtained on the basis of Pearson correlation coefficient and Regression analysis was analyzed by SPSS-20 software.
Results:The analysis of research data showed that there is a significant relationship between perceived social support and psychological wellbeing in female teachers. Thus, perceived social support can significantly predict psychological wellbeing.
Conclusion: According to the obtained results, it is suggested to consider teaching and methods to increase perceived social support in developing in-service training courses of teachers, students of Farhangian University and volunteers of teaching. Also, the importance of psychological wellbeing must be considered as one of the important and effective factors in society according to the role of teachers and developing human resources and transferring knowledge in education system.