Teachers' occupational attributes and their psychological wellbeing, job satisfaction, occupational self-concept and quitting intentions

Dennis Michael MCINERNEY, Hanke KORPERSHOEK, Hui WANG, Alexandre J. S. MORIN

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Abstract

Little is known about the determinants of teachers' psychological wellbeing, job satisfaction, occupational self-concept and quitting intentions. In this paper, teachers' occupational attributes (i.e. professional and personal characteristics) were investigated as determinants. Henceforth, the Educator Motivation and Attribute Profile (EdMAP) scales were used to describe the nature of 1109 Hong Kong primary and secondary school teachers' occupational attributes. Furthermore, the relationships with the teacher outcomes were investigated. Construct validity and reliabilities of the EdMAP scales were satisfactory. The results showed positive associations between teachers' occupational attributes and their wellbeing, job satisfaction, and self-concept, and negative associations with quitting intentions. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-158
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume71
Early online dateJan 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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Citation

McInerney, D. M., Korpershoek, H., Wang, H., & Morin, A. J. S. (2018). Teachers' occupational attributes and their psychological wellbeing, job satisfaction, occupational self-concept and quitting intentions. Teaching and Teacher Education, 71, 145-158. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.12.020

Keywords

  • Teachers' occupational attributes
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Job satisfaction
  • Occupational self-concept
  • Quitting intentions