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Potential attrition in education: the impact of job satisfaction, morale, workload and HIV/AIDS

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-04-14 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-23T10:16:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-23T10:16:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796921105 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7399
dc.description.abstract The decision to change one's job is usually preceded by a process of job evaluation and determining alternative employment opportunities. Dissatisfaction with the workplace can be a strong incentive to seek alternative opportunities. This study focuses on the role played by job satisfaction, morale and HIV/AIDS in educator attrition. The responses of educators who considered leaving their jobs were compared to the responses of those preferring to stay. Findings reveal that job dissatisfaction linked to poor salaries and limited possibilities for career development, as well as the lack of status and respect attached to the profession, may push educators out of the classroom. The low morale amongst potential leavers reflects this dissatisfaction, as well as the stress caused by curriculum transformation and the emotional impact of HIV/AIDS. Factors encouraging educators to stay in their profession included their passion for developing young people and strong collegial relationships. However, many also feel trapped by limited job alternatives, and may embark on withdrawal options such as increased absenteeism or lower outputs. It is crucially important to deal with the sources of educator frustration, lest the result becomes deteriorating service provision and quality in South African education. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject EDUCATORS en
dc.subject WORKING CONDITIONS en
dc.title Potential attrition in education: the impact of job satisfaction, morale, workload and HIV/AIDS en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.BudgetYear 2004/05 en
dc.ResearchGroup Employment and Economic Policy Research en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3358 en
dc.outputnumber 1743 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hall, E., Altman, M., Nkomo, N., Peltzer, K. & Zuma, K. (2005) <i>Potential attrition in education: the impact of job satisfaction, morale, workload and HIV/AIDS. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hall, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Altman, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Nkomo, N. en
dc.contributor.author4 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author5 Zuma, K. en


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