A Study of the Relationship Between Teachers’ Perceptions Towards Job Satisfaction and Their Professional Development at Wattana Wittaya Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
Keywords:Job Satisfaction, Professional Development, Teachers’ Perception, Motivation Hygiene Theory
This study investigated the relationship between teachers’ perceptions towards job satisfaction and their professional development at Wattana Wittya Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. The research was undertaken to identify full-time teacher’s perceptions at Wattana Wittaya Academy in the academic year of 2019. For data collection, questionnaires were distributed to 100 full-time teachers. This study focused on three objectives : (1) to identify the level of teachers’ perceptions towards professional development, (2) to identify the level of teachers’ job satisfaction, and (3) to determine the significant relationship between teachers’ perceptions towards job satisfaction and their professional development at Wattana Wittaya Academy. The study was based on Guskey’s (2003) Theory of Professional Development and Herzberg’s (1959) Motivation-Hygiene Theory. The collected data were analyzed by using the mean, standard deviations and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The results confirmed that the overall job satisfaction is positive correlated with teachers’ perceptions of their professional development. The research findings between teachers’ perceptions towards job satisfaction and professional development resulted in a high level, the r value was .884 with a significance value of .000 according to the Pearson Correlation Coefficient.
Abell, S. K., & Lee, M. H. (2008). Making the most of professional development. Science and Children, 45(8), 62.
Bechtel, P. and OSullivan, M. (2006). Effective professional development – What we now know. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 25, 363-378.
Bhatnagar, J. (2014). Mediator analysis in the management of innovation in Indian knowledge workers: The role of perceived supervisor support, psychological contract, reward and recognition, and turnover intention. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25, 1395-1416. doi:10.1080/09585192.2013.870312
Braly, B. (2018). Teachers’ perception of their leadership capacity and their level of job satisfaction in an international school in Bangkok. Scholar, 10(2), 122-131. Retrieved from http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/Scholar/ article/ view/ 3589/ 2215
Campbell, S. (2004). What do we need? Nursing Management – U.K., 10(10), 27-31. Retrieved from EBSCO Host.
Edmans, A., (2012). The link between job satisfaction and firm value, with implications for corporate social responsibility. Academy of Management Perspectives, forthcoming, Academy of Management Perspectives, 26(4), 1–19. doi:10.5465/amp.2012.0046
Edrak, B., Fah, B., Gharleghi, B., & Seng, T. (2013). The effectiveness of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations: A study of Malaysian Amway Company’s direct sales force. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 4(9), 96-103. Retrieved from http://ijbssnet.com
Ekinci, E., & Acar, F. E. (2019). Primary School Teachers’ opinions on Professional Development. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 7 (4), 1-12. Retrieved from http://jets.redfame.com.
Embay, M. & Bagger, N. (2013): The relation between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction. Journal of Experimental Biology, 3(1), 554-558.
Eslami, J. & Gharakhani, D. (2012): Organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Journal of Science and Technology, 2(2), 85-91.
Foor, R., M (2011). Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Selected Agriculture Faculty. Journal of Agricultural Education, 52 (1), 30-39.
Fred C. Lunenburg, Allan C. Ornstein (2007). Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices, (4th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Guskey, T. R. (2003). Analyzing lists of the characteristics of effective professional development to promote visionary leadership. National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, 87 (637), 4-21.
Haris, Z., D, Saidabadi, R., Y & Niazazari, K (2016). The Effect of Perceived Spiritual Leadership on Envy Management of Faculty Members through the Role of Professional Development Mediation and Job Satisfaction. International Education Studies; 9 (12)
Hardy, I. (2010). Critiquing teacher professional development: teacher learning within the field of teachers’ work. Critical Studies in Education, 53(1), 71-84. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508480903450232
Hawley, W., & Valli, L. (1999). The Essentials of Effective Professional Development: A New Consensus. In L. Darling-Hammond, & G. Sykes (Eds.), Teaching as the Learning Profession: Handbook of Policy and Practice (127-150). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Herzberg, F. (1966). Work and the nature of man. New York, NY: World Publishing.
Herzberg, F., Mausner, B., & Snyderman, B. B. (1959). The motivation to work. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Kuijk, A. (2018). Two Factor Theory by Frederick Herzberg. Retrieved from Tools Hero: https://www.toolshero.com/psychology/two-factor-theory-Herzberg/
Loucks-Horsley, S., Hewson, P. W., Love, N., Stiles, K. E., Dyasi, H. M., & Friel, S. N. (1998). Designing professional development for teachers of science and mathematics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Lowden, C. S. (2003). Evaluating the effectiveness of professional development (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/2-88360049?Pqorigsite=summon
Lucilia, L. (2009). What Secondary Teachers Need in Professional Development. Journal of Catholic Foundation, 13 (1). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.Jmu.edu/ce/vol13/iss ¼
Mai, K.H.S. (2013). The Relationship between teachers’ Job Satisfaction and Teachers’ Teaching Performance in three basic high schools in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. Published Master’s Thesis. Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Mandinach, E. (2005). The development of effective evaluation methods for e-Learning: a concept paper and action plan. Teachers College Record J.T., 107 (8), 1814-1836. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=12097
Manisera, M., Dusseldorp, E. & Kooij, A. J. (2005). Component structure of job satisfaction based on Herzberg’s theory (p 5). Retrieved from www.datatheory.nl/pages/fullmanuscript_final_epm.pdf
Maslow, A. H. (1943). A Theory of Human Motivation. Psychological Review, 50, 370-396. Retrieved form http://academia.edu/3588286/A-theory-of-human-motivation-A.H.Maslow-1943
Meagher, T. (2011). An investigation of the relationships of teacher professional development, teacher job satisfaction, and teacher working conditions. Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (871192695). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/871192695?accountid=8401
Mitchell, T.R, & Larson, J.R. (1987). People in organizations; an introduction to Organization Behavior. New York: McGraw- Hill.
Perraton, H., Creed, C., & Robinson, R. (2002). Teacher Education Guidelines: Using Open and Distance Learning Technology, Curriculum, Cost, Evaluation. Retrieved from http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001253/l25396e.pdf
Porter, A. C., Garet, M.S., Desimone, L., Suk Yook, K., & Birman, B.F. (2000). Does Professional Development Change Teaching Practice: Results from a three-year study. U.S. Department of Education (2000). Retrieved from http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/teaching/epdp/report.pdf
Sallee, R. E. (2011). Closing the teaching gap: Professional development programs that work. Capella University, United States Minnesota. Retrieved from, ProQuest
Scheers, L. V., & Botha, J. (2014). Analyzing relationship between employee job satisfaction and motivation. Journal of Business & Retail Management Research, 9(1), 98-109. Retrieved from http://www.abrmr.com
Signage, K. & Short, P. M. (2006): Job satisfaction of university academics: Perspectives from Uganda. Higher Education, 50, 33-56.
Sparks, D., & Horsley, S. L. (1989). Five models of staff development. Journal of Staff Development, 10(4), 1-28.
Stankovska, G., Angelkoska, S., Osmani, F., & Grncarovsk, S., P. (2017). Current Business and economics Driven Discourse and Education: Perspectives from around the world. Sofia: Bulgarian Comparative Education Society
Strachan, E. (1975). An Application of Herzberg’s Motivator-Hygiene Theory to Teacher Job Satisfaction. Ottawa University, Canada.
Swihart, D., & Johnstone, D. (2017). What does a Nursing Professional Development Specialist (Nurse Educator) do? Retrieved from https://www.Americannursetoday.com/what-does-a-nursing-professional-development-specialist-nurse-educator-do
Sypniewska, B. A. (2014). Evaluation of factors influencing job satisfaction. Contemporary Economics, 8(1), 57-72. doi:10.5709/ce.1897-9254.131
Wang, G. & Lee, P. D. (2009): Psychological environment and job satisfaction: an analysis of interactive effects. Journal of Global Strategic Management, 34(3), 271-296.
Whitehead, R. J. (2006). The Relationship between Urban and Suburban Teachers’ Perceptions of Participation in Professional Development Activities and Job Satisfaction. Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (UMI 304972533). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/-docview/304972533?accounted=8401
Wood, F. H., Thompson, S. R., & Russell, F. (1981). Designing effective staff development programs. In B. Dillon-Peterson (4th ed.), the principal’s companion: Strategies to lead schools for student and Teacher Success.
Wu, X. (2015). A Relationship Study of Teachers’ Perception towards Professional Development and their Job Satisfaction in Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guangxi, China. Published Master’s Thesis. Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.