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ERIC Number: EJ891044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Secondary School Vice-Principals: Commitment, Challenge, Efficacy and Synchrony
Yu-kwong, Paula Kwan; Walker, Allan
British Educational Research Journal, v36 n4 p531-548 Aug 2010
The study sought to investigate Hong Kong secondary school vice-principals' job facets leading to overall job satisfaction, and to differentiate the satisfaction of vice-principals of different career orientations and gender groups. The findings indicated that there are four main facets of satisfaction, in rank order of influence on overall satisfaction, "professional commitment", "level of personal challenge", "sense of efficacy" and "sense of synchrony". The study also found that vice-principals who aspired to the principalship exhibited a higher degree of professional commitment, a stronger sense of efficacy, and experienced lower levels of stress associated with personal challenge than vice-principals who did not aspire to a principalship. (Contains 3 notes and 4 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: Hong Kong