• Eva Gajdošova Paneuropean University (SK)
  • Guna Svence University of Latvia (LV)




Latvia and Slovakia comparison, resilience, social-emotional health, teachers


The article brings the research results of the teachers´ social-emotional health and resilience in Slovak Republic and in Latvia during distance learning situation. The sample consisted of 800 teachers, 400 teachers from each country, who completed Social-Emotional Health Survey-Teachers (SEHS-T) and Resilience Scale (RS) during months of May through July 2021. The research results showed the highest covitality level of Slovak teachers in comparison with Latvian teachers (p ˂.001, r = .36). There was found a big difference in covitality  in the clue domain Belief in Self in favour of Slovak teachers (p ˂.001; r = .44), there were only average differences in other domains - Belief in Others, Emotional Competence, Engaged Living. Latvian teachers reached high scores in cognitive reappraisal and optimism (p ˂.001). There was statistical difference in the level of resilience between Slovak and Latvian samples (p ˂.001; r = .35).  Slovak teachers scored higher. But the teacher’s resilience in both countries had moderate level. Significant positive strong correlation was found between resilience and covitality in Slovak teachers rs = .76** and in Latvian teachers rs = .66**. Significant high and moderate positive correlations were found also between resilience and covitality domains.


Supporting Agencies
This study was conducted as part of the research project Erasmus „Supporting teachers to face the challenge of distance teaching (PERSONA)”, which primary aim is, based on research results, to introduce effective complex program for teachers targeting mental health and personal competencies to help them cope with present requirements in the field of education.


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How to Cite

Gajdošova, E., & Svence, G. (2023). TEACHER`S SOCIAL EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE IN SLOVAKIA AND LATVIA DURING DISTANCE LEARNING SITUATION. SOCIETY. INTEGRATION. EDUCATION. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference, 2, 403-418. https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2023vol2.7061