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ERIC Number: EJ980283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Career Changes among Physical Educators: Searching for New Goals or Escaping a Heavy Task Load?
Bizet, Ivan; Laurencelle, Louis; Lemoyne, Jean; Larouche, Richard; Trudeau, Francois
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v81 n2 p224-232 Jun 2010
Physical educators experience several occupational constraints and a high risk of physical injury associated with a high attrition rate. Our investigation aimed at identifying the principal career reorientation factors among physical educators and reasons for their career changes. This research used semistructured interviews (n = 53) that were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. While younger teachers frequently invoked job precariousness, the more experienced teachers and those who made a transition toward other teaching functions put more emphasis on teaching problems, work conditions, and physical context. Those who transferred toward administrative duties insisted on their desire for a new challenge. Our study indicates that career reorientation is most often associated with job precariousness and the pursuit of new challenges, respectively, for younger and older physical educators. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada