Source: This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 27, Issue 6,
Author(s): Einar M. Skaalvik, ,Sidsel Skaalvik, " Teacher Job Satisfaction and Motivation to Leave the Teaching Profession: Relations with School Context, Feeling of Belonging, and Emotional Exhaustion", Pages 1029–1038, Copyright Elsevier (August 2011)
The current study examines the relations between school context variables and teachers’ feeling of belonging, emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, and motivation to leave the teaching profession.
Six aspects of the school context were measured: value consonance, supervisory support, relations with colleagues, relations with parents, time pressure, and discipline problems.
The participants were 2569 Norwegian teachers in elementary school and middle school.
All six school context variables were related to job satisfaction and motivation to leave the teaching profession.
These relations were primarily indirect, mediated through feelings of belonging and emotional exhaustion.