Goodwin, A. L, Low, E. L, Cai, L. & Yeung, AS. (2019). A longitudinal study on starting teachers’ retention intentions: Do pre-teaching work experience and length of working years make a difference?. Teaching and Teacher Education,83 148-155. United Kingdom: Pergamon. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.03.015
This 4-wave longitudinal study examined how starting teachers' retention intentions changed over three years. One-way repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) found a significant main effect of time on retention intention. Two-way ANOVA also showed a significant main effect of pre-teaching work experience, and years of work experience on retention intention. However, there was no significant interaction effect between time and pre-teaching work experience, and between time and years of prior work experience. These findings suggest that prior work experience in other professions and length of working years did not make a difference in starting teachers’ retention intentions over time.
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