Teachers’ Job Satisfaction: Findings from TALIS 2013 Study

Authors

  • Andrejs Geske University of Latvia
  • Antra Ozola University of Latvia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2015vol2.442

Keywords:

OECD TALIS, OECD PISA, teachers’ job satisfaction, attitude towards work

Abstract

This paper examines teachers’ satisfaction with their profession and work environment in relation to other environmental factors in schools. Latvian data from the OECD TALIS 2013 study are used in the data analysis. The aim of the study was to find out whether there is any relationship between teacher satisfaction with their work environment and profession and a varietyofvariablescharacterizingschoolsandstudents. The research question is: what are the most important factors associated with teachers' satisfaction with their job at school? Applied research methods are frequency analysis and measures of central tendency. The results of the research reveal that overall Latvian teachers are satisfied with their work environment, and teachers' job satisfaction is most influenced by positive and democratic school culture.

 

Author Biographies

  • Andrejs Geske, University of Latvia
    Faculty of Education, Psychology and ArtProfessor
  • Antra Ozola, University of Latvia
    Faculty of Education, Psychology and ArtAssistant professor

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Published

2015-05-17