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The occupational motivation, satisfaction and health of english school teachers

C Scott, S Cox, S Dinham

International Journal of Phytoremediation | Published : 1999


ABSTRACT This paper presents the results of a study of a sample of 609 English teachers and school executive (headteachers, deputies, etc.). The study sought to examine and benchmark teachers’ occupational motivation, satisfaction and health and to test a model of teacher satisfaction developed in Australia in a previous research phase. English teachers were found, in common with their Australian counterparts, to be motivated most strongly by altruism, affiliation and personal growth. They were also found, again like Australian teachers, to be most satisfied with ‘core business’ aspects of teaching--facilitating student learning and achievement, developing as a professional and working with ..

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