The present study aimed to investigate the effects of three forms of social comparisons specifically in teachers (downward, horizontal, upward) on measures of burnout, intentions to quit, job satisfaction in teachers, as well as perceived student engagement. A sample of 536 teachers completed online questionnaires that assessed all variables. Results indicated that upward social comparisons positively predict job satisfaction, personal accomplishment, perceived behavioral engagement and emotional engagement in their students. In contrast, although horizontal comparisons were found to predict lower job satisfaction, unanticipated negative effects of this strategy were also found on intentions to quit, emotional exhaustion, personal and depersonalization. Finally, downward social comparisons were found to positively predict job satisfaction in teachers (perceived behavioral engagement in their students. Copyright © 2014 AERA.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2014|
|Event||2014 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: "The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy" - Philadelphia, PA, United States|
Duration: 03 Apr 2014 → 07 Apr 2014
|Conference||2014 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: "The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy"|
|Abbreviated title||AERA 2014|
|Period||03/04/14 → 07/04/14|