Rural Teachers' Quality of Work Life (QWL) in China: The Case of Shanxi Province
AbstractThe Teacher’ s Quality of Work Life（QWL）factors were identified as respect needs，survival needs，security needs and self-actualization needs separately. This paper analyze rural teacher’s QWL from these five dimensionalities, and combined with methods such as questionnaires, interviews, observations, empirical research on the quality of work life of rural primary and secondary school teachers in Shanxi Province, the findings indicate that the quality of life of rural primary and secondary school teachers in Shanxi Province is in the lower-middle level, mainly manifested in imbalances of economic income and workload, leisure life, family care and things like poor teaching physical environment, limited democratic participation and management, deficiency of relevant rights and interests protection, limited chances of professional development and self-realization. In addition, it discussed the possible solutions through the analysis of the present situation.
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