Adults@School Wellbeing Survey


As part of our ongoing efforts to further improve wellbeing in our schools, KHDA collaborated with The Wellbeing Lab to conduct the first-ever Adults@School Wellbeing Survey in 2018.

Just over 11,000 adults from 186 Dubai private schools, including teachers, support staff, administrators and principals, participated in the online survey. To view the results infographic click here.

The survey will be open to all adults at school that interact with students again for a third year from 1 November until 30 November 2020 (at the same time as the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census). Schools that wish to participate in the 2020 Adults@School Wellbeing Survey must opt-in.

The survey can be completed online using any device i.e. phones, tablets, computers etc. All responses in the survey are confidential.

The Adults@School Wellbeing Survey is based on an adaptation of the PERMAH Workplace Survey inspired by Professor Martin Seligman’s positive psychology wellbeing theory for human flourishing. It combines leading research in the science of wellbeing with its application and provides science backed tools and practices to help adults at schools feel good and function effectively at work.

What is PERMAH?

PERMAH makes up six important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

The primary purpose of this survey is to help adults at school understand their own wellbeing and take responsibility for it. In addition, survey results provides school leaders with a better understanding of the wellbeing of their staff in order to use as evidence as part of their school improvement plans. Together, a whole-school approach focusing on the wellbeing of students and adults is most likely to generate sustained improvements.

We know school staff already have a lot on their plates so it’s tempting to put this survey off but we promise that the 15 minutes (or less) spent on this by each staff member will help you understand your own wellbeing more, help your school to support the wellbeing of its staff and support Dubai’s overall wellbeing agenda. Please note that all of the responses to the survey are confidential. The even better news is that there is no ‘right wellbeing score’ to try and achieve. There’s just the wellbeing score that works best for the participant.


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