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The relationship of professional support and commitment to the teaching profession


Chua, Lee Chuan (2007) The relationship of professional support and commitment to the teaching profession. In: The 5th ASEAN Symposium on Educational Management and Leadership (ASEMAL 5), 18-19 August 2007, Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Although the study of professional support and professional commitment are prevalent in the education literature, not many studies examined both these issues issue among technical school educators. Acknowledging this limitation, this study was undertaken to examine the extent to which professional commitment can be influenced by professional support among this group of teachers. Data for this exploratory study were collected using self-administered questionnaires, from 120 randomly selected technical school teachers. Cor-relational analysis revealed that there was a significant relationship between professional support and professional commitment among the teachers understudied. Multiple regression analysis showed that the variance in explaining professional commitment was contributed by professional support, comprising, both principal support and collegial support. Based on the statistical results, implications of the findings were discussed in the context of understanding the relationship between professional support and professional commitment. Suggestions on how to increase professional commitment and professional support as well as avenues for future research were also provided.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Ministry of Education Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 07:31
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2010 07:31
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1603

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