ERIC Number: EJ1023273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Factors Influencing Jordanian and Saudi Arabian Teacher Decisions to Pursue the Principalship: A Comparative Study
Al-Omari, Aieman Ahmad; Wuzynani, Muhammad M.
School Leadership & Management, v33 n5 p473-485 2013
The present study was carried out to gain a better understanding of how teachers in Jordan and Saudi Arabia view the principalship and identify factors that influence teachers' candidacy to pursue a position as principal. Study participants comprised 800 teachers who worked in public schools in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Participants rated 2 out of 10 factors that were identified as being motivators for pursuing the principalship as "high level": "personal and professional challenges", and "desire to be a leader". Four of 10 factors that were identified as being deterrents for teachers to avoid a position as principal were rated with "high level": "highly stressful", "large time commitment", "accountable for achievement" and "amount of paperwork". There were no significant differences among participants according to their country of origin. The researchers recommend that future research should be conducted on different variables.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Performance Factors, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration, Principals, Teacher Motivation, Barriers, Statistical Significance, Teacher Surveys, Likert Scales, Work Attitudes, Teacher Promotion, Career Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan; Saudi Arabia