WILL THEY STAY? JOB SATISFACTION AND DISSATISFACTION AMONG NOVICE TEACHERS

Noor Hanim Rahmat, Mazlen Arepin, Noor Ahnis Othman

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Students’ motivation to learn and teach is a symbiotic relationship. Students are motivated and inspired by great teachers. There are many inspiring success stories of students who named their teachers as their role model and icon for success. As such, teaching can be a rewarding or a challenging task to teachers. Lack of motivation from teachers can have a negative impact on students’ learning. Some teachers may begin highly motivated but end up losing the motivation as years go by. There are many factors that can act as satisfaction and dissatisfaction factors among novice teachers. This study looks into the factors affecting novice teachers’ motivation in the workforce. 176 novice teachers responded to survey on what satisfies and dissatisfies them towards teaching. Findings reveal that novice lecturers are satisfied by some factors to become effective at work; yet can be dissatisfied by certain issues surrounding the institution.

 

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institution, novice lecturers, satisfaction factors, dissatisfaction factors

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