1989．第17卷第2期（Vol. 17 No. 2）．pp. 176184
The Impact of Job Satisfaction on Intention to Change Jobs among Secondary School Teachers in Hong Kong
This research aims at investigating the impact of job satisfaction on intention to change jobs among secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. On analysis of 275 cases, it was found that teachers' job satisfaction was not high. It was also found that teachers tended to have low level of commitment to both their profession and schools, with about 40% of rcspondents prepared to leave teaching if a job alternative of offering a higher salary became available and about 50% of respondents prepared to leave their present school provided that a school place of higher ranking was offered. In multiple regression, dissatisfaction with the nature of the job and with the social prestige of teachers were found to be significant predictors of teachers' intention to leave the teaching profession, while dissatisfaction with the school principal and promotional opportunities were significantly related to intention to change school.