Title

The Impact of Social Uncertainty, Protests, and COVID-19 on Hong Kong Teachers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-16-2020

Keywords

COVID-19, Hong Kong, protests, social uncertainty, Teacher motivation

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Loss and Trauma

ISSN

15325024

E-ISSN

15325032

Volume

25

Issue

8

First Page

649

Last Page

655

DOI

10.1080/15325024.2020.1776523

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