TITLE

ATTITUDE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS TOWARDS TEACHING PROFESSION

AUTHOR(S)
Hussain, Shaukat; Ali, Riasat; Khan, M. Saeed; Ramzan, Muhammad; Qadeer, M. Zagham
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
International Journal of Academic Research;Jan2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p985
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The main aim of study was to measure the attitude of secondary school teachers towards their teaching profession. This study was descriptive in nature. An Attitude Scale Towards Teaching Profession (ASTTP) developed by Hussain (2004), having sixty-six items and four components was administered to the respondents to determine the subjects' attitude towards teaching profession. All the secondary school teachers, teaching at secondary level in district Multan(Pakistan) constituted the population of the study. Forty secondary schools comprising male and female, rural and urban, and public and private were selected as a sample of the study. Three secondary school teachers, each science and arts, were selected at random from the sampled institutions. Mean, Standard Deviation, t-test, correlation were applied to measure and compare the attitude of secondary school teachers towards their profession. The analysis of the data revealed that the majority of the secondary school teachers does not possess positive attitude towards the profession. It was also found that the female secondary school teachers have more positive attitude towards the profession as compared to the male secondary school teachers. The teacher working in the public sector institutions were found more committed and satisfied as compared to the teachers working in private sector. It uncovered the fact that the majority of teachers working in the rural areas was more committed and satisfied as compared to the teachers working in urban areas. The indepth qualitative study should be conducted to investigate variables affecting attitude of secondary school teachers.
ACCESSION #
59737611

 

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