publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Career intentions of Australian physical education teachers

Mäkelä, Kasper; Whipp, Peter R;
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  • Published: 27 Apr 2015 Journal: European Physical Education Review, volume 21, pages 504-520 (issn: 1356-336X, eissn: 1741-2749, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Finland
The purpose of this study was to investigate Australian physical education (PE) teachers’ career intentions and factors influencing their intentions. A sample (N = 234) of Western Australian PE teachers responded to a questionnaire determining PE teachers’ work and the primary motivators for intention to leave the profession. Half (51.3%) of the respondents wanted a change from their current PE teacher job and 39.8% were intending to leave PE teaching. The most frequent reasons for wanting to leave PE related to: non-use of expertise, workload, school administration, and lack of opportunities for personal and professional development. Consideration should be giv...
free text keywords: attrition, area transfer, turnover, career trajectory, physical education
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