Should I stay or should I go? Explaining the role of students in the development of attrition-inducing attitudes among teachers in secondary education in Flanders (Belgium).

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
attrition teachers student culture
Project description

In Flemish secondary education, one in three starting teachers quits within five years. This indicates a profound dissatisfaction with teaching, often associated with increasing numbers of difficult-to-teach-students. Present research examines whether and how attrition-inducing attitudes associate with schools‘ student composition, considering students‘ culture. Uniquely, the research does not deal with teachers‘ perceptions of students, as these might be biased.