2024 Student Research Conference:
37th Annual Student Research Conference

After-Hours Work and Teacher Preparedness: Unpacking the Connection

Grace L. Johler♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

This paper presents a preliminary investigation into the relationship between the time teachers spend working unpaid hours after their contractual obligations and their perceived preparedness for the following day. The study aims to shed light on whether the additional hours invested by teachers outside their formal work hours contribute to an enhanced sense of readiness. Ten adult subjects, all certified K-8 educators, were selected as participants in this study. A daily questionnaire spanning a one-month duration was administered to the teacher subjects. The questionnaire measured the number of hours spent working beyond their contractually mandated hours and assessed the extent to which these additional hours affected their perceived preparedness for each instructional day.


Keywords: Teacher preparedness, After-hours work, Unpaid work, Educational workforce, Teacher well-being, K-8 education


Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: 104-1
Location: SUB Georgian Room C
Time: 9:15

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