I Stay Long: A Phenomenological Study of Faculty Members Serving Many Years in A Private Educational Institution
Keywords:Commitment To Work, Passion For Teaching, Private Institution
Private schools have suffered from frequent faculty turnovers. After spending some years in private schools, teachers transferred to public schools for greener pastures. However, some teachers preferred to serve private schools for many years. This research explored why teachers continue working in private schools. Using Transcendental phenomenology, the researchers interviewed nine teachers who have taught in a private school for more than ten years. These teachers shared their reasons for working in private schools and spending more years in the school. They also shared how school administrators can retain more teachers in the future. Based on the results, contentment with the work, having a healthy working environment, good pay and benefits, passion for Teaching, and engaging in further studies while serving the school was the reasons for continuous years of teaching in the private schools. Thus, the institution must encourage teachers to stay teaching in private schools.
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