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Teacher Motivation: A Study of Work Motivation of the Primary Stage Teachers in Jordan
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 57-61
Received: Apr. 23, 2014; Accepted: May 9, 2014; Published: May 20, 2014
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Emad Mhammad Jamil Al-Salameh, Al- Balqa' Applied University- Princess Rhama University College-Special Education Department, Al-Salt 19117- Jordan
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This study aims to investigate the work motivation of the primary stage teachers in relation to age, type of school, educational qualifications, and gender. To fulfill this, three hundred and twelve participants were selected randomly by stratified method from government and private schools in Balqa governorate. The finding of the study revealed: i) The primary stage teachers in Jordan have relatively good level of work motivation ii) No significant difference was found in the work motivation among teachers working in government and private schools iii) No significant difference was found in the work motivation of teachers due to the age iv) There were significant differences in the work motivation of male and female teachers, specifically, our results suggest that female teachers were found to be more motivated to their work than male teachers v) Significant difference was reported in the work motivation of teachers having bachelor and high diploma qualification, the analyses revealed that the teachers having bachelor were found to be more motivated to their work than the teachers having high diploma.
Work Motivation, Teacher Motivation, Type of School, Educational Qualifications
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Emad Mhammad Jamil Al-Salameh, Teacher Motivation: A Study of Work Motivation of the Primary Stage Teachers in Jordan, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 57-61. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20140303.12
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