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Title: The turnover intention and job hopping behavior of music teachers
Authors: Wong, Chyi Feng
Keywords: Turnover intention
Music teachers
Job seeking
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: University of Malaya
Abstract: Turnover intention has long been an important topic in research while job hopping is comparatively newer with reports of an increasing rate of the world over. Previously there were several studies about turnover intention in various industries. They have reported high turnover intention and job hopping among employees. However, this study focuses solely on music teachers. Data was collected from music teachers of different music centers and schools. There were around 100 respondents. The antecedents selected covered aspects of the factors that might influence the music teachers’ turnover intention and job hopping. There included variables like the music teachers’ perceived organisational support, emotional exhaustion, overall job satisfaction and lastly their affective commitment. As far as the time of searching, it was yet to find a similar topic done on music teachers in this country. Therefore, it was thought that generalisation should be applied in the first time of investigation. Results from the study showed that local music teachers do not intend to leave if they perceived that their organisations are supportive and if they are satisfied and not exhausted with their job. Whereas they would job hop if they are emotionally exhausted and not satisfied with their job and perceived organisational support has no relationship with job hopping behaviour. The findings of this study should be of interest to the employers or the principal of music schools. They should be concerned about the needs of the music teachers and to improve their current management as music teachers are the vital assets for a music education center.
Description: Dissertation (MBA) Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, 2008.
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/726
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