Professional overload and job dissatisfaction among teachers in Switzerland – representative results for demographic and class and school related factors

  • Béat Windlin
  • Emmanuel Kuntsche
  • Marina Delgrande Jordan
Keywords: Professional satisfaction, workload, teachers

Abstract

Based on a representative sample of teachers in Switzerland, this paper investigates associations between perceived professional overload and job dissatisfaction, and demographic and class as well as school related characteristics. Using multiple linear regressions, the answers of 534 fifth-to-ninth grade teachers and their classes were analysed. For problematic behaviour of the pupils, no association was found neither with perceived professional overload nor with job dissatisfaction of the teacher. In contrast, besides demographic variables, the support offered by the school and the parents seem to account for perceived professional overload and job dissatisfaction of teachers.

Published
04-10-2018
How to Cite
Windlin, B., Kuntsche, E., & Delgrande Jordan, M. (2018). Professional overload and job dissatisfaction among teachers in Switzerland – representative results for demographic and class and school related factors. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 33(1), 125-144. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.33.1.4853