Teachers’ remaining career opportunities: The role of value fit and school climate

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In light of an aging teacher population, this study investigates the influence of school climate and personschool (P-S) value fit on teachers' perspectives regarding their career futures. The results, based on a sample of 147 teachers, indicate that P-S value fit is positively associated with remaining career opportunities, over and above the negative effect of age. In addition, both climate for performance/academic press and climate for socialization affect teachers' future career perspectives through a P-S value fit mechanism. These findings imply that schools can enhance teachers’ perceived remaining career
opportunities by creating strong school climates and improving perceived value fit.
Keywords: Occupational future time perspective; Career opportunities; Person-school value fit; School climate; Teachers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education: An international journal of Research and Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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