"This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 25 number 6, Author: David W. Chan, "The Hierarchy of Strengths: Their Relationships with Subjective Well-Being among Chinese Teachers in Hong Kong", Pages 867-875, Copyright Elsevier (August 2009)”.
This study investigated the hierarchy of strengths in a sample of 228 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong.
Confirmatory factor analysis provided support for a hierarchical model with 24 first-order factors of strengths subsumed under six second-order factors of strength domains.
Teachers who reported greater life satisfaction, experiencing more positive and less negative emotions tended to be those with higher levels of emotional strengths and strengths of hope and zest.
Implications of the findings on the relationships between strengths and subjective well-being for helping teachers to promote and cultivate strengths to combat teacher stress and burnout are discussed.