International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 3 (2015), No. 2, Pages 28-46

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v3i2p28

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School Environment Factors as Predictors for Teachers' Teaching Efficacy, Teacher Stress and Job Satisfaction

Van Dat Tran1  Minh Tuan Lam Le1 

1Research and International Relations Office, An Giang University, Vietnam

URL: https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v3i2p28

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is identify how teachers’ perceptions of school environment factors, and the extent to which these predict outcome variables - teaching efficacy, job satisfaction and teacher stress. It also investigates if teaching efficacy affects job satisfaction, and teacher stress impacts teaching efficacy and job satisfaction. The sample included 387 Vietnamese junior high school teachers. Participants completed one questionnaire for four sections about school environment, teaching efficacy, teacher stress, and job satisfaction. The results obtained from statistical analyses show that teachers had highly favourable and positive perceptions of school environment, teaching efficacy, job satisfaction, and highly negative stress. The results obtained from multiple regression analyses also indicated that the factors of school environment as the predictors for teachers’ teaching efficacy, teacher stress and job satisfaction. Of the seven school environment factors investigated, teachers’ perception of principal leadership, mission consensus, professional interest, affiliation and student support had the most powerful effect on outcome variables. Among the outcome variables, sense of teaching efficacy positively related to job satisfaction, while both types of teacher stress negatively related to job satisfaction and teaching efficacy. The findings of the present study have educational implications.

Keywords: school environment, teaching efficacy, teacher stress, job satisfaction

To Cite this Article: Tran, V. D., & Le, M. T. L. (2015). School environment factors as predictors for teachers' teaching efficacy, teacher stress and job satisfaction. International Education Research, 3(2), 28-46. https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v3i2p28

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