Exploring Psychological Functioning Among Pre-Service Teachers: Etiology, Consequences, and Interventions

Authors : Hennie Pama- Lomibao, EdD

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5976041

The issue of psychological wellbeing among pre-service teachers had received heightened attention as a research platform at this time of global health emergency. A marked increase in mental health researches undertaken globally in recent years attests to this. In the Philippines, before the pandemic onset, universities in Manila known for their robust Behavioral Science curricular offerings have conducted comparative studies. This research determined the pre-service teachers' psychological profile was a trailblazing initiative to place Bicol University among the lead institutions heeding the urgent call for research that identified maladaptive behaviors within cognitive, affective, social, and occupational spheres. Students who reported moderate to significant psychological distress further participated in small focus groups. They shared narratives during childhood and adolescence they considered as precursors of their current psychologicalemotional difficulties. Quantitative scores from the BPI instrument and qualitative data obtained from focus group discussions served as the basis for crafting policy recommendations and program proposals to improve mental health services delivery in the university, upgrade the current curriculum for teacher education and promote the professional development needs of teachers in the realm of mental health literacy, given that they perform a critical role in handling social-emotional and cognitive health issues in the classroom. The outcome is a developed, context-specific, holistic mental health and resilience program for pre-service teachers of Bicol University for psychological maladjustment, improving stress-coping skills, cultivating self-management, emotional regulation, and pro-social behavior

Keywords : Mental Health, Psychological Resilience, Mental Health Interventions, Holistic Wellbeing


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