Satisfied and dissatisfied commitment: Teachers in three generations

Pik Lin Jocelyn CHOI, Yee Fan Sylvia TANG

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This paper explores the self-appraisal of teacher commitment and their associated emotional experiences in the first ten years of teaching among three generations of Hong Kong teachers. Findings affirm previous view that high commitment level of teachers is characterized with psychological attachment to the commitment objects. However the relationship between increased teacher commitment level, time investment in work and psychological attachment to teaching is found uncertain in the changing contexts, leading to our conceptualization of satisfied and dissatisfied commitment among teachers staying in the profession. Implications from the new understanding of teacher commitment are discussed. Copyright © 2011 Graylands Teachers College.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-103
JournalThe Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


Choi, P. L., & Tang, S. Y. F. (2011). Satisfied and dissatisfied commitment: Teachers in three generations. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(7), 73-103.


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