THE ETHICS OF TEACHER CARING AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL: HOW DOES IT AFFECT BEGINNING TEACHER WORK ENJOYMENT?
This study examined how teacher caring contributed to teacher work enjoyment compared with good student behaviors and competence in student behavioral management. While teacher caring has unique importance in terms of educational ethics and student educational outcomes, little research has been done on how teacher caring benefits the psychological well-being of teachers themselves. In contrast to what is found in the literature, which considers the emotional aspect of teacher caring costs, our findings indicate that teacher caring contributes significantly to teacher work enjoyment. Research indicates that student behaviors and competence in managing student behaviors are strong predictors of teacher job satisfaction, this study showed that teacher caring contributed significantly more to teacher positive emotion compared with the model that combines both good student behaviors and competence in student behavioral management.
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