Responding to teacher shortages: Relationships among mobility experiences, attitudes, and intentions of Dutch teachers

R.E. van Geffen, R.F. Poell

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Abstract

From all over the world there have been calls from governmental institutions to address a shortage of high quality teachers. As changing jobs generates new experiences, job mobility could be a way for teachers to adhere to the government’s call to develop themselves into the teaching force needed. The research question of this study was: How do the experience with mobility and the attitude towards mobility of Dutch secondary school teachers shape their intentions to be mobile? A secondary analysis was conducted on data collected among 1261 respondents. Attitudes towards mobility were found to be linked to past experience with mobility and there is a strong relationship between the attitude towards mobility and the intention to be mobile. The control variables age, experience in teaching, and type of employment seem to have an effect as well. Implications for the teacher shortage issue are discussed.
Keywords: attitudes, experience, intentions, job mobility, teachers
Original languageEnglish
Article number275-290
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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