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ERIC Number: EJ787846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
The Structure of Secondary School Teacher Job Satisfaction and Its Relationship with Attrition and Work Enthusiasm
Weiqi, Chen
Chinese Education and Society, v40 n5 p17-31 Sep-Oct 2007
This study used the results of a questionnaire survey of 230 secondary school teachers to analyze the factors constituting job satisfaction and its effects on teacher attrition and work enthusiasm. The results show that (a) the structure of secondary school teacher job satisfaction is made up of ten components and is consistent with the model put forward by Locke et al. (1976); (b) secondary school teachers are dissatisfied with their jobs as a whole and with dimensions such as the educational system, student quality, leadership and administration, work achievements, working conditions, salaries and welfare, and work stress; and (c) teacher overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with the educational system, income and welfare, leadership and administration, status, and work environment and conditions are closely related to work involvement and retention. External rewards and commendations also stimulate the teachers' work motivation. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China