UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

British teachers' declining job quality: evidence from the Skills and Employment Survey

Green, F; (2021) British teachers' declining job quality: evidence from the Skills and Employment Survey. Oxford Review of Education 10.1080/03054985.2020.1847719. (In press).

[img] Text
Green_British Teachers9_paper_revised_final.pdf - Accepted version
Access restricted to UCL open access staff until 21 July 2022.

Download (784kB)

Abstract

I analyse trends in teachers’ job quality in Britain, using the framework of the European Foundation for Living and Working Conditions, with data from the British Skills and Employment Survey. The issue of increasing concern is not work hours, which have remained long but stable; rather, teachers are working considerably more intensively than in earlier years. Moreover, their task discretion, their participation in work organisation and their training have declined. Their working time has also become less flexible. While the chances of promotion have increased since 1992, wages fell after 2006. Three indicators of teachers’ work-related well-being – Warr’s scales of Enthusiasm and Contentment, and the frequency of end-of-day exhaustion – have worsened since 2006. The changes in job quality account in part for the changes in well-being. Poor job quality is potentially important for understanding the problem of declining teacher retention.

Type: Article
Title: British teachers' declining job quality: evidence from the Skills and Employment Survey
DOI: 10.1080/03054985.2020.1847719
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2020.1847719
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Work intensity, task discretion, working time, well-being, pay, retention
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10117575
Downloads since deposit
2Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item