This article reports a study designed to explore the discrepancy between ideal and actual role responsibilities perceived by vice-principals and to further examine its relationship with job satisfaction and career aspirations. Based on a Hong Kong data set, the study reported that disparky was identified in all job-responsibility areas, with the most considerable gaps found in the dimensions of resource management and staff management; however, only the resource management gap was a predictor of vice-principals' career aspirations. The findings further suggested that career aspirations of vice-principals were linked to job satisfaction. The effect of the interaction of age and career aspirations on the level of job satisfaction was examined and discussed. Copyright © 2012 Education Pub.
|Journal||International Studies in Educational Administration|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|