Educators and researchers have noted teacher retention as a matter of concern as the newest members of the educational field leave after only a few short years of service. Recent studies indicate the possibility of several factors that contribute to the exit of newer teachers. Many teachers commit to staying the course even as they are faced with educational challenges that motivate others to leave teaching. The goal of this study was to explore possible motivations for the perceptions and behaviors of experienced teachers as they respond to educational challenges, what conditions affect their decisions during challenges, and what characteristics are present in those who choose to stay in the field despite the educational challenges associated with teaching.
|Commitee:||Hatcher III, John W., Olivier, Dianne F.|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Coping, Experienced teacher, Extrinsic motivation, Intrinsic motivation, Resiliency, Retention|
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