Finland Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey

Research Findings

The survey has consistently shown that many school leaders work long hours, face emotional demands in their work and experience conflicts between their working and family lives. School leaders also appear to be prone to suffer from burnout, sleeping troubles and stress as a result of their work.

Key Issues for School Leaders

97.3% reported working over 40 hours a week, and approximately 72.4% reported working over 50 hours a week

Over 84% of school leaders reported being subjected to an offensive behaviour over the last year, with 51% reported having received threats of violence, and over 42% being exposed to physical violence.

Emotional Demands, Demands for Hiding Emotions, and Work-Family Conflict.

Burnout, Sleeping Troubles and Stress