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Influence of teaching activities, environmental conditions and class schedules on teacher stress measured with a smartwatch: a pilot study

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    Identifier: imarina:9326429
  • Authors:

    Gabriela Fretes Torruela
    Cèlia Llurba
    Ramon Palau
    Journal Of Technology And Science Education
    10.3926/JOTSE.2043
    Journal Of Technology And Science Education. 13 (3): 775-787
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Gabriela Fretes Torruela; Cèlia Llurba; Ramon Palau
    Department: Pedagogia
    URV's Author/s: Palau Martin, Ramon Felix
    Keywords: Teacher stress Smartwatch Secondary school Heart rate Environmental factors
    Abstract: To recognize and assess the job stressors that teachers face in daily practice is essential. One of the most used objective measures of stress is the heart rate (HR). This pilot study explored the use of a wearable device (smartwatch) to monitor the HR of two teachers over two weeks in the classroom. Educational context variables (subject, class size, timetable, activity learning performed) and environment variables (temperature, humidity, sun irradiance) were related with HR. The results showed significant differences on HR among the teachers according to the educational activity, time of the day, or day of the week. The environmental variables were related differently in each of the participants. The study showed the practical implications of using a smartwatch, or smart bracelet, in the field of education. It provides systematic data that be analyzed and linked to other variables, opening the possibility of measuring real-time stress in the classroom, as an alternative or complement to stress self-reports.
    Thematic Areas: Science and technology studies Pedagogical & educational research Education Computer science applications Ciencias sociales
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: ramon.palau@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-9843-3116
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.jotse.org/index.php/jotse/article/view/2043/757
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Journal Of Technology And Science Education. 13 (3): 775-787
    APA: Gabriela Fretes Torruela; Cèlia Llurba; Ramon Palau (2023). Influence of teaching activities, environmental conditions and class schedules on teacher stress measured with a smartwatch: a pilot study. Journal Of Technology And Science Education, 13(3), 775-787. DOI: 10.3926/JOTSE.2043
    Article's DOI: 10.3926/JOTSE.2043
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Computer Science Applications,Education
    Teacher stress
    Smartwatch
    Secondary school
    Heart rate
    Environmental factors
    Science and technology studies
    Pedagogical & educational research
    Education
    Computer science applications
    Ciencias sociales
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