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Career Change Intentions of Novice Teachers in the Czech Republic: The Role of Out-of-school Factors

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Year of publication 2017
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Education

Description Novices are one of the most vulnerable groups of teachers. Research suggests that they are faced with the so called practice shock and challenged by everyday teaching situations, being still at the “survival stage”. Even though they lack experience, they are required to take on all responsibilities of seasoned teachers, many times even being placed into the most demanding schools and classes. This can have a negative effect not only on their perceived self-efficacy, but also their well-being in general. Despite the general belief, even at the start of their career they are threatened by the burn-out syndrome. All this can sometimes lead to their decision to leave the profession. The presented study focuses on this group of teachres and aims to establish how selected out-of-school factors are associated with beginning teachers quitting teaching. The analyses suggest that when it comes to out-of-school factors, beginning teachers who express the intent to stay in the profession are more positive in the evaluation of all factors - they view the general conditions of teachers (their salary, work contract conditions) better and perceive the state educational policy more positively. When it comes to parents, the lack of support and respect from them seems to be connected more to teachers wanting to leave a specific school than wanting to leave the profession altogether.
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