2004
Volume 87, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816

Abstract

Exploring the ‘damaged’ professional pride of the Dutch teacher: potential causes and consequences.

This article explores whether secondary school teachers in the Netherlands are indeed – as is often claimed but not investigated empirically yet – suffering from ‘damaged professional pride’. Based on survey data gathered among teachers (n = 109), pupils (n = 554) and their parents (n = 264) we present a reliable multi-dimensional measure of professional pride, distinguishing a dimension of pride and a dimension of experienced esteem, which differ in their vulnerability and consequences. We demonstrate that while a lack of autonomy does not affect teachers’ pride, it does undermine their perception of being esteemed. This is crucial, since particularly feeling esteemed reduces the risk of quitting teaching.

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  • Article Type: Research Article

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