Impact of teachers’ career adaptability and family on professional learning

McIlveen, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1864-9516 and Perera, Harsha N. and Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 and van Rensburg, Henriette and Ganguly, Rahul and Jasman, Anne and Veskova, Julijana (2018) Impact of teachers’ career adaptability and family on professional learning. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1359-866X

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Abstract

Teachers’ engagement in professional learning is vital to the profession’s sustainability. Their professional learning is influenced by the demands of balancing work, family, and the strain of balancing the two. This challenge is addressed through the notion resilience, operationalized as career adaptability. In a sample of teachers (N = 193), the present research explored the relations between career adaptability, family-to-work conflict (time-based and strain-based), and engagement in professional learning. Structural equation modelling revealed that time-based conflict mediated the relation between career adaptability and strain-based conflict. Strain-based conflict, in turn, negatively predicted engagement with professional development studies. It is recommended that strategies for teachers’ professional learning are inclusive of contextual factors, such as family-to-work conflict, and focused on enhancing their career adaptability.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education on 26 Feb 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1359866X.2018.1444141
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:56
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 06:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher resilience, career adaptability, work-family conflict, teacher education, professional learning
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2018.1444141
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33792

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