|Published online: April 29, 2016||$US5.00|
This study attempts to identify the factors that predict novice teachers’ job satisfaction. Along with its related factors, job satisfaction is important because many novice teachers experience difficulties that cause a decline in job satisfaction and many leave the profession at an early stage. A comparative study was carried out in two socio-culturally different countries, Estonia and Sri Lanka. The sample included 44 Estonian novice teachers and 30 Sri Lankan novice teachers. The findings indicate that a sense of community is the most powerful predictor of novice teachers’ job satisfaction for both groups. Novice teachers’ intrinsic motivation is independent of job satisfaction and self-efficacy.
|Keywords:||Novice Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Sense of Community, Self-efficacy, Intrinsic Motivation|
The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Volume 23, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.15-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 29, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 590.282KB)).
Lecturer, Educational Sciences, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Associate Professor, School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida, USA
Academy Research Fellow, Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland