The Impact of Social Uncertainty, Protests, and COVID-19 on Hong Kong Teachers
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
COVID-19, Hong Kong, protests, social uncertainty, Teacher motivation
Teachers in Hong Kong endured an unprecedented 2019–2020 school year with widespread civil unrest followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These events placed a great deal of stress on teachers as they navigated them with students in face-to-face and virtual environments. The current study examines how social uncertainty impacted ten primary and secondary school teachers in Hong Kong through semi-structured interviews. Findings indicated that the challenging events strengthened teacher motivation as they demonstrated greater commitment to teaching, a strong desire to journey with students through hardship, and a motivation to equip students with tools to navigate uncertain circumstances in the future.
Journal of Loss and Trauma
Wong, Kevin M. and Moorhouse, Benjamin Luke, "The Impact of Social Uncertainty, Protests, and COVID-19 on Hong Kong Teachers" (2020). Pepperdine University, All Faculty Open Access Publications. Paper 30.