Less than 40% of teachers from the border and frontline areas of Ukraine feel emotionally stable. At the same time, 82% of them said they had become more anxious.
More than 87% of teachers from border and frontline hromadas said they needed more time to recuperate. 78% said they have been feeling devastated and tired lately. [A hromada is an administrative unit designating a village, several villages, or a town, and their adjacent territories – ed.]
82% of respondents said they have become more anxious compared to the period before the start of the full-scale war. 66% of them feel less energetic.
According to the survey, 51% of education workers feel less emotionally stable, noting that it has become more difficult to respond accurately to events around them.
"58% of educators explicitly state that they need help," the authors of the study say.
In addition, education workers said that children from border and frontline districts have:
indifference to learning, reduced motivation (57%);
deterioration of memory and concentration (55%);
rapid fatigue during classes (53%).
The researchers surveyed 4,460 people who hold the positions of teacher (82%), headmaster (5%), deputy headmaster (8%), social worker (1%) or psychologist (4%). A total 91% of the respondents are women, and 9% are men.
8% of respondents were aged between 24 and 30 years, 24% were aged between 31 and 40 years, 29% were aged between 41 and 50 years, 31% were aged between 50 and 60 years, and 8% were over 60 years old.
Respondents from six oblasts took part in the survey, namely Chernihiv (9%), Kherson (2%), Sumy (29%), Kharkiv (14%), Zaporizhzhia (10%), and Mykolaiv (34%) oblasts.