BULGARIAN TEACHERS’ CAREER MOTIVATORS

TitleBULGARIAN TEACHERS’ CAREER MOTIVATORS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsStoyanova, S
JournalProblems of Psychology in the 21st Century
Volume10
Issue2
Start Page85-97
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedDecember/2016
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN2029-8587
Other NumbersICID: 1228304
Keywordscareer motivation, motivational types, school teachers, work satisfaction
Abstract

A review of several studies of teachers’ career motivation since Bulgarian Renaissance till nowadays is presented in this paper. 203 Bulgarian teachers in public schools were studied by means of a questionnaire created by Slavchov & Stoyanova (2007) measuring career motivational types, according to Moses’ typology (2003). The career motivational type of Authenticity seekers was the most preferred by the studied Bulgarian teachers, followed by Personal developers and Stability seekers. Career builders as a career motivational type was minor career motivator, the least preferred one by Bulgarian teachers. A lot of significant positive correlations existed between teachers’ career motivational types. Some social-demographic factors (such as gender, specialty, work experience, and age) differentiated teachers’ career motivators. The type of Autonomy seekers was more preferred career motivator by male teachers than by female teachers in correspondence to the traditional stereotypes for men. Longer teachers’ work experience and teachers’ advance in age were related to more frequency of Stability seekers, but less frequency of Novelty seekers career motivator. Preschool and elementary school teachers preferred more strongly Authenticity seekers as a career motivator than teachers in natural sciences and mathematics. Establishing major career motivators for teachers may be related to opportunities for improvement of performance and work satisfaction.

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