Comparative Analyses of Primary School Teachers` Satisfaction with the Profession in Bulgaria and Macedonia

Mileva, Eleonora and Ivanova, Veselina and Popeska, Biljana and Jovanova-Mitkovska, Snezana (2020) Comparative Analyses of Primary School Teachers` Satisfaction with the Profession in Bulgaria and Macedonia. Research in Kinesiology, 48 (1-2). pp. 31-34. ISSN 1857- 7679

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Satisfaction in a profession is one of the key elements for productivity, quality working results but it's also important
from a personal point of view in the sense of motivation for work and persistence in overcoming difficulties. Satisfaction in the teaching profession is also very important for the overall quality of the educational process and its issue that should not be neglected.
Therefore, considering many educational reforms that are occurring, our particular interest was focused on exploring the satisfaction
of being a teacher in the context of primary school teachers in Bulgaria and Macedonia. Based on this, this study aims to examine
primary school teachers’ satisfaction with their professional activity. The subject of study are 232 Bulgarian and 123 Macedonian
primary school teachers who teach different school subjects. A modified questionnaire, with 22 items related to the satisfaction with
the teaching profession, is applied. Obtained data were analyzed using factor analysis, analysis of variance and non-parametric
Mann-Whitney test. The results show that the items with the highest values for the primary school teachers’ satisfaction in both countries are: the duration of holidays, the professional relations with colleagues, and the professional relations with the school management. There are no significant differences between Bulgarian and Macedonian primary school teachers in terms of satisfaction with
most of the factors related to their professional activity

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2021 13:11
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2021 13:11

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