The Influence of Job Demands on Rural Teachers’ Engagement in Taiwan (75327)

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Wednesday, 22 November 2023 15:45
Session: Poster
Room: Orion Hall
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

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Under the circumstance of lower birth rate and higher turnover rates of elementary teachers in rural areas, this research aimed to investigate a relationship between job demands and elementary teachers’ engagement in a rural area in Taiwan. We adopted a semi-structured interview method and a literature review to explore the influence of job demands on the engagement of elementary teachers in rural areas in Taiwan. We recruited seven elementary teachers in rural areas through the Dcard platform for online interviews. After interviews, these data were transcribed into codes and sentences and subsequently supported by literature reviews. The results showed that elementary teachers in rural areas suffered from the high workload of administrative tasks and a lack of special education resources, which are obstructive requirements faced by rural teachers in Taiwan, contributing to their higher turnover rates. Conversely, optimistic personality and a harmonious atmosphere play crucial roles in determining the job engagement of teachers in these areas. Overall, if rural teachers in elementary schools in Taiwan face higher job demands and limited resources, they will lower their willingness to stay in their positions. Therefore, we will focus on creating more enjoyable, harmonious, and comprehensive content in courses to retain these teachers effectively in the future.

Yu-Zhen Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Yu-Zhen Huang, a postgraduate student, recently studies in department of education and learning technology at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.In this campus, my professors get accustomed to calling me "Janet".

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00