Positive student-teacher relationships benefit students' long-term health.
Teens that feel supported by their teachers enjoy better health in their adult years.
Author: Jinho Kim, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Korea University.
- Good relationships with teachers are more important than peer relationships.
“This research suggests that improving students’ relationships with teachers could have important, positive and long-lasting effects beyond just academic success. It could also have important health implications in the long run.” - Jinho Kim, PhD, assistant professor, Korea University.
- The study implies that schools should train teachers to build more warm and supportive relationships with their students.