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Verksamma lärare och yrkesmotivation: En kvalitativ studie om vad lärare upplever som motiverande till att stanna kvar i yrket
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Active teachers and job retention : A qualitative study of what teachers perceive as motivating to stay in the profession (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här studien var att undersöka vad som upplevs som motiverande för att lärare ska stanna i yrket. Detta har undersökts med hjälp av en kvalitativ metod där semistrukturerade intervjuer har använts. I studien medverkade åtta gymnasielärare från södra Sverige och alla delade med sig av sina egna upplevelser av sin yrkesmotivation. Enligt tidigare forskning har det identifierats tre huvudkategorier av motivation, nämligen yttre, inre och altruistisk motivation. Dessa omfattar i sin tur motivationer som bland annat relationer, egen utveckling och att hjälpa andra. De åtta intervjuer som genomförts har transkriberats och noga analyserats i form av kodning och tolkning av text. Detta för att eftersträva hög validitet och att konfidentialiteten i studien bevaras. Med hjälp av Burnards (1991) tematiska analysmetod har studiens resultat analyserats. Resultatet visade att relationer till kollegor och elever samt att hjälpa andra upplevdes som primära motivationer. I resultatet återfanns alla tre motivationer i yrket, däribland fanns kategorier såsom kollegor, arbetsmiljö, intresse för ämnet och elevers utveckling. Resultatet kan möjligtvis vara till hjälp för skolor i Sverige för att öka motivationen hos lärare, vilket kan öka chanserna till deras kvarhållning i yrket.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate what is perceived as motivating for teachers to stay in the profession. This has been investigated with the help of a qualitative method in which semi-structured interviews have been used. In the study, eight high school teachers from southern Sweden participated and all shared their own experiences about what motivates them in the profession. According to previous research, three main categories of motivation have been identified, such as external, internal and altruistic motivation. These in turn includes relationships, own development and helping others. The eight interviews that have been conducted have also been transcribed and carefully analyzed in the form of coding and interpretation of text. Thus to strive for high validity and to maintain the confidentiality of the study. With the help of Burnards (1991) thematic analysis method the study results have been analyzes. The result of the study is on one hand that the relationships with the colleagues and students as well as helping others were perceived as primary motivations. On the other that the result included all three motivations in the profession, such as colleagues, work environment, interest in the subject and student development. Furthermore, the result may be helpful for schools in Sweden to increase the motivation of teachers, which can increase the chances of their retention in the profession.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Motivation, teachers, retention
Keywords [sv]
Motivation, lärare, kvarhållning
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-80238DiVA, id: diva2:1286049
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2019-02-11 Created: 2019-02-05 Last updated: 2019-02-11Bibliographically approved

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