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Title: Actions speak louder than words : investigating teacher attrition in Malta
Authors: Galea, Fabian
Keywords: Teacher turnover -- Malta
Teachers -- Attitudes
Teachers -- Job satisfaction -- Malta
Work environment -- Malta
Issue Date: 2020-06
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Galea, F. (2020). Actions speak louder than words : investigating teacher attrition in Malta. Malta Review of Educational Research, 14(1), 93-114.
Abstract: A phenomenon in the Maltese educational scene is the rise in the number of educators who voluntarily resign from the profession. This phenomenon is under-researched as most studies focus on in-service teachers rather than on those who resign to seek alternative employment in non-educational sectors. This fact prompted the researcher to conduct a study aimed at revealing the underlying motives for teacher resignations in Malta. The methodology followed an interpretivist research philosophy that utilises an inductive, qualitative research instrument based on a narrative inquiry strategy. The data set comprised fifteen narratives gathered through independent semi-structured interviews. The interviews were conducted with teacher graduates and were segregated into four groups based on their years of teaching experience. A thematic analysis yielded sixteen individual determinants for local teacher attrition.
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