Linking vice-principals' perceptions of responsibilities, job satisfaction and career aspirations

Yu Kwong Paula KWAN, Allan David WALKER

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-17
JournalInternational Studies in Educational Administration
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Kwan, P., & Walker, P. (2012). Linking vice-principals' perceptions of responsibilities, job satisfaction and career aspirations. International Studies in Educational Administration, 40(1), 3-17.

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