The book provides an overview of the number of individuals who suffer from depression in the United Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to the book, teachers are perceived to play a critical role in society by providing mechanisms that would enable society to deal with such mental issues. The book investigates the mental health knowledge among teachers in Saudi Arabia to determine the association their literacy level has with the cases of depression in the country. The book is important in the study as it provides insight into mental health programs’ importance for teachers dealing with issues like depression. The author of the book has vast knowledge and experience in mental health promotion which puts him in a position where he can undertake a meaningful study of the mental health issues experienced by teachers in Saudi Arabia to obtain credible and reliable information.
The article addresses the various ways in which physical activities influence mental health issues among teachers in Saudi Arabia. The study examines the various ways in which physical activities that teachers engage in influence their mental health. The article addresses the various ways in which the activities that teachers in Saudi Arabia engage in influence their mental health. Such information is critical to the study as it provides information on how teacher activities influence their mental health. In addition, the article provides relevant data on the prevalence of mental health issues among teachers and how such issues are influenced by age and gender. Such information is relevant in developing policies that enable them to deal with mental health issues. The article’s author is a mental health specialist with vast experience in the field, which gives him the ability to address mental health issues in an articulated manner effectively. In addition, the peer-reviewed article is published in a journal dealing with mental health issues making it reliable and credible.
The article examines the various mental health issues affecting teachers in Saudi Arabia. The peer-reviewed source provides relevant information about the various issues affecting Saudi Arabian teachers’ experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study examines how mental health issues have interrupted the educational system in Saudi Arabia and how the discontinuation of education has influenced the mental health of teachers in the country. The article examines the anxiety that teachers experience as they have to adjust to new teaching methods during the lockdown. The author’s experience makes them highly informed on the subject. The journal is published in an internationally reputable journal, making the information highly credible and reliable. The nature of the research provided reliable information directly from the participants, making it depict a clear picture of the conditions the teachers are experiencing. Therefore, the article is relevant to the study as it provides information on teachers’ mental health issues in Saudi Arabia.
The article examines burnout as one of the main factors that lead to the development of stress among teachers. The authors acknowledge that burnout prevalence has been a critical issue among school teachers in Saudi Arabia. The authors, who are members of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychology, and Department of Community Environmental and Occupational Medicine from Jazan and Cairo in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, respectively, have vast experience in mental health and occupational issues. Their skills and experience in the field make the article highly reliable and credible. The article is relevant to the study as it provides information on occupational stress experienced by teachers before and during the Covid-19 pandemic and the various measures and programs put in place to aid the teachers in Saudi Arabia handle the situation. In addition, it provides additional information about how burnout affects teachers based on their age and gender which paints a clear picture of how mental health issues are influenced by age or gender.
The survey provides vital information on the mental health situation experienced in Saudi Arabia. The article provides an overview of the prevalence of mental health issues facing individuals in the country and the available measures to deal with the various mental health issues. The survey is relevant to the study as it provides a clear picture of the mental health of the country’s citizens, including teachers. Such information is critical in judging the mental health conditions prevalent in the country and the resources put in place to curb the situation. The authors have vast experience in mental health and provide relevant information on how individuals develop mental health conditions and their impacts on their performance. The article is published by an internationally accepted journal, making it highly reliable and credible. Such information makes the article relevant to the study as it provides information on mental health from a psychiatric perspective.
The study’s authors explore how Saudi Arabian teachers’ organizational citizenship behavior and emotional intelligence influence their teaching practices. Emotional intelligence and organizational citizenship behavior are critical issues that influence the ability of an individual to deal with mental health issues. Due to this reason, the article is relevant in the study of mental health issues’ impact on Saudi Arabian teachers. Furthermore, the article is published in a reputable journal, making it reliable and credible. The author is an individual with high education in the study of languages and understands the various issues that language teachers experience especially teaching a new language to non-English speaking students.
Based on the research on mental health issues experienced by teachers in Saudi Arabia, it is evident that there is a lack of adequate information about the various factors that affect teachers. The available literature gives insight into factors like physical activities, which vary among teachers in the country based on age and gender. Men undertake more physical activities than women (AL-Johani, 2021). In addition, age was another factor that influenced teachers’ activities, leading to more cases of mental health issues among women and the aged in Saudi Arabia. The study reported that aspects like the covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted the teachers’ mental health in the country (Alhazmi et al., 2022; Alqassimet al., 2022). In addition, aspects like lockdowns and transitions from class-based teaching to online classes are perceived to impact the mental health issues experienced in the country significantly.
The study on teachers’ knowledge of mental health issues was another factor to consider as it represented how teachers handled mental health cases for their students and themselves. Furthermore, the availability of mechanisms to deal with mental health issues among students in the country shows that teachers are highly aware of mental health issues (Ahmed, 2019). Therefore, researching the teacher’s perception of mental health and their beliefs is critical in understanding how their mental health can be enhanced.
In addition, the study examined the overall mental health prevalence in the country to get an overview of how serious the issue of mental health affects the country. Studies on such subjects provided literature on the available mental health resources in the country, which could be used to assess their effectiveness in enhancing the country’s mental health (Al‐Subaie et al., 2020; Meniado, 2020). Such information is critical in developing and promoting policies that would enhance the mental health of the teachers and the students they teach.
Ahmed, E. (2019). Depression literacy and attitudes toward seeking professional help among a sample of teachers in Jazan city, Saudi Arabia (Microform). American University.
Alhazmi, R. A., Alghadeer, S., Al-Arifi, M. N., Alamer, A. A., Mubarak, A. M., Alwhaibi, A., Alfayez, R., & Alsubaie, S. (2022). Prevalence and factors of anxiety during the coronavirus-2019 pandemic among teachers in Saudi Arabia. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 1-7.
AL-Johani, R. M. (2021). Effect of physical activity on mental wellbeing among teachers of secondary school in Almadina city, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 10(11), 1-8.
Alqassim, A. Y., Shami, M. O., Ageeli, A. A., Ageeli, M. H., Doweri, A. A., Melaisi, Z. I., Wafi, A. M., Muaddi, M. A., & El-Setouhy, M. (2022). Burnout among school teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Jazan Region, Saudi Arabia. Frontiers in Psychology, 13(1).
Al‐Subaie, A. S., Al‐Habeeb, A. H., & Altwaijri, Y. A. (2020). Overview of the Saudi national mental health survey. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 29(3), 1-7.
Manado, J. (2020). Organizational citizenship behavior and emotional intelligence of EFL teachers in Saudi Arabia: Implications to teaching performance and Institutional Effectiveness. Arab World English Journal, 11(4), 3–14.