Job perception and attitudes of young graduate teachers: A comparison with other professions.

Ping Man WONG, Chi Sum WONG

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Abstract

In recent years, job perception and job attitudes of secondary school teachers in Hung Kong have received research attention. These studies are helpful in understanding the professional behavior of secondary school teachers but they focused mainly on the teaching profession. This study compares the job perception and job attitudes of young graduate teachers with university graduates working in other professions. A sample of 1,461 graduates from the Chinese University of Hung Kong were surveyed. Significant differences in job perception and job attitudes were found among various professions after the differences in salary level, gender composition, tenure and undergraduate major were controlled. Results and implications for these findings are discussed. Copyright © 1996 Hong Kong Educational Research Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-23
JournalEducational Research Journal
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

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Wong, P.-M., & Wong, C.-S. (1996). Job perception and attitudes of young graduate teachers: A comparison with other professions. Educational Research Journal, 11(1), 16-23.

Keywords

  • Job perception
  • Job attitude
  • Young graduate teacher