SELF-REFLECTIVE COMPETENCE OF A TEACHER IN RELATION TO HIS/HER LIFE SATISFACTION

I. Loudová, E. Kudrnová

University of Hradec Králové (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The paper deals with the relation of viewing the teacher’s own work and their subjective life satisfaction in the teaching profession. A questionnaire RSA - Responsibility for Student Achievement Questionnaire, was chosen as a method of research. The questionnaire inquires a share of the teacher’s responsibility for pupil's success or failure in his/her school work. The second method was Berne Questionnaire of Subjective Well-being - Adult form, which examines the six basic elements that make up their professional satisfaction. These six elements are: positive attitude towards life, experienced problems, somatic complaints, self-esteem, depression, joy in life. The results show that teachers with high self-esteem and a minimum amount of depressive moods considered the success of the pupil more a result of their own work and vice versa. The more professional experience the teachers have, the less positive attitude they have towards life, they also have more problems and more somatic complaints.