Determinants of Career Success: A Case Study of Male Teachers in Secondary Schools


Salahudin, Shahrul Nizam and Ramli, Hani Suhaila and Abd Razak, Muhammad Helmy and Abdullah, Muhammad Safizal and Masum, Ahmad (2021) Determinants of Career Success: A Case Study of Male Teachers in Secondary Schools. Studies of Applied Economics, 39 (4). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1133-3197

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Malaysian secondary schools are facing a shortage of male teachers. Almost 70% of the teaching profession is dominated by female teachers. There is an obvious gap in the reason why teaching is not preferred by the male gender. This study intends to find the determinants of career success among male teachers with the hope of revealing the career success factors that are associated with male teachers. A survey was done among 140 male teachers in a secondary school in the state of Malacca, Malaysia. Results showed that 3 out of 5 of the determinants factors are significantly explaining career success among the teachers (Emotional Intelligence, Person-Job-Fit & Work-Life Balance) while two others are unable to explain the career success of the teachers (Career Adaptability & Career Commitment). The findings enable policymakers to prioritize and draft better career development plans for the teachers that focus on issues about the recruitment of more emotional intelligence teachers, optimize person-job-fit and designing jobs that emphasize work-life balance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teachers, Career Success Factors
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2021 09:39
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 09:39


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