The Professional Satisfaction of Tunisian Secondary School Teachers after the Deconfinement of the COVID-19 Epidemic

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Aymen Hawani
Anis Ben Chikha


In Tunisia, as in the rest of the world, the Covid-19 crisis has forced the authorities to suspend classes. More than 2 million pupils and 90 thousand of teachers have been deprived of school. After three months of confinement, authorities say the school year is over except for baccalaureate candidates. Indeed, the resumption of courses for final classes (bac) is set for May 27, 2020. The question of the professional satisfaction of Tunisian secondary school teachers after the DE confinement of the COVID 19 epidemic for teachers during the period of DE confinement seems essential. The objective of this article is to highlight the degree of professional satisfaction perceived by secondary education teachers in the governorate of 'Nabeul' in different subjects (Mathematics, Physics, SVT, French, English ...) in the presence of the stress and anxiety caused by the current situation of the emergence of the COVID-19 epidemic and in the presence of the health protocol in schools. (1) Background: Personal satisfaction linked to the professional context was measured using the Austrian questionnaire "Qualität in Schulen", translated into French by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education. (2) Methods: after 3 weeks of resuming the course, during the period from 06/22/2020 to 06/27/2020 Three hundred and sixty (n = 360) questionnaires were sent and two hundred and forty-six (n = 246) questionnaires for processing, hence the return rate is 68.33%, which can be considered satisfactory. (3) Results : secondary teachers demonstrated a high degree of satisfaction at the relational level (students, administrative bodies, colleagues, etc.). Whereas, the teaching aids presented to schools during this period were not satisfactory despite the establishments' desire to remain operational during this period of the resumption of classes. (4) Conclusion: These preliminary results elucidate that the resumption of classes in Tunisia for the final classes (baccalaureate) after a period of confinement due to the emergence of the COVID-19; made it possible to create a specific climate in the high school. Consequently, the teachers showed a high degree of satisfaction at the relational level while they were not satisfied with the level of the didactic means presented to the breasts of the high school.

Professional satisfaction, teachers, COVID-19, high school.

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Hawani, A., & Chikha, A. B. (2020). The Professional Satisfaction of Tunisian Secondary School Teachers after the Deconfinement of the COVID-19 Epidemic. Advances in Research, 21(11), 28-37.
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