Teachers' Levels of Professional Commitment

Volume 9 - Issue 3
Elif Yazıcı Ceyhun Ozan
Pages: 123-135 Download Count : 92 View Count: 536 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1357407 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The aim of the study is to examine whether the levels of teachers' commitment to the profession differ according to various variables. Survey model, one of the quantitative research methods, was used in the research. The sample of the research consists of 608 teachers working in primary, middle and high school schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education in Yakutiye, Palandöken and Aziziye districts of Erzurum province. As a data collection tool in the research; 'The Personal Information Form' and 'The Teachers’ Professional Engagement Scale’ were used. In the analysis of the data, descriptive analyzes, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis H test were used. It was seen that the teachers' level of commitment to the profession did not show a significant difference according to the variables of age, marital status, professional seniority and graduated faculty, but showed a significant difference according to the variables of gender and teaching level. It has been obtained that the teachers' level of commitment to the profession is very high. It has been determined that female teachers have higher levels of commitment to the profession. It has been concluded that primary school teachers' level of commitment to the profession is higher than that of high school teachers. There was no significant difference according to age, marital status, professional seniority and graduated faculty variables.

Keywords

  • Commitment to the teaching profession
  • professional commitment
  • teaching
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