Determinants of career success: a case study of male teachers in secondary schools

Salahudin, Shahrul Nizam and Ramli, Hani Suhaila and Abd Razak, Muhammad Helmy and Abdullah, Muhammad Safizal and Masum, Ahmad (2021) Determinants of career success: a case study of male teachers in secondary schools. Studies of Applied Economics, 39 (4). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1133-3197

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Malaysian secondary schools are facing a shortage of male teachers. Almost 70% of the teaching profession is dominated by female teachers. There is an obvious gap in the reason why teaching is not preferred by the male gender. This study intends to find the determinants of career success among male teachers with the hope of revealing the career success factors that are associated with male teachers. A survey was done among 140 male teachers in secondary schools in the state of Malacca, Malaysia. Results showed that 4out of 5 of the determinants factors are significantly explaining career success among the teachers (Emotional Intelligence, Person-Job-Fit, Career Adaptability & Work-Life Balance) while one is unable to explain the career success of the teachers (Career Commitment). The findings enable policymakers to prioritize and draft better career development plans for the teachers that focus on issues about the recruitment of more emotional intelligence teachers, optimize person-job-fit and designing jobs that emphasize work-life balance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teachers; career success factors and secondary school education
Subjects: L Education > LD Individual institutions (United States) > LD13-7501 United States > LD7501 Secondary and elementary schools
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 06:19
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 06:19

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