Gender-typed career plans – To what extent are male high school students interested in teaching?

  • Simone Berweger
  • Christa Kappeler
  • Andrea Keck Frei
  • Christine Bieri Buschor
Keywords: Gender-typed career plans, early stage of career orientation, male high school students, interest in teaching, factors related to career choice

Abstract

This paper investigates to what extent 16-year old Swiss male high school students are interested in a teaching professional career. It analyses factors contributing to the intention to choose teaching after graduating from academic high school. The results of a survey (n=388), conducted in the canton of Zurich, show that male adolescents report low interest in teaching at an early stage of their career orientation. Results of a sequential logistic regression analysis reveal a number of factors that are relevant to the participants’ intention to opt for teaching as a career. Interest in teaching and a good work-life balance, including hobbies such as sports, have a positive effect, while considerations regarding financial security and opportunities to work part-time, in contrast, have a negative impact on opting for choosing the field of teaching.

Published
19-09-2018
How to Cite
Berweger, S., Kappeler, C., Keck Frei, A., & Bieri Buschor, C. (2015). Gender-typed career plans – To what extent are male high school students interested in teaching?. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 37(2), 321-340. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.37.2.4956