ERIC Number: EJ1091558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Determinants of PE Teachers Career Intentions
Mäkelä, Kasper; Hirvensalo, Mirja; Whipp, Peter R.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v34 n4 p680-699 Oct 2015
One of the cause's célèbre in the field of education has been teacher attrition; Physical education (PE) is no different. Some PE teachers are leaving the profession because they encounter stress and dissatisfaction in their profession. The purpose of this study is to determine the aspects that keep PE teachers happy and remaining in the profession. Seven job satisfaction factors were identified with principal component analysis and logistic regression models used to study the likelihood of teachers' intention to stay in the profession. Those PE teachers who intended to stay in teaching were more satisfied with the resources, work community, their own expertise, recognition of teaching, manageability of work, students, as well as the quality of work. It was also found that satisfaction and commitment to teaching were strong predictors for staying in the profession. For early career teachers, manageability and quality of work were the factors that were strongly related to their intention to stay in the profession.
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Career Choice, Intention, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions, Job Satisfaction, Regression (Statistics), Factor Analysis, Work Environment, Teacher Competencies, Professional Identity, Predictor Variables
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