Perceptions of High School Principals about Teacher Motivation in in the Metropolitan Area of Medellin, 2015

Keywords: Perception about motivation, teachers’ motivation, school principals, public and private schools.

Abstract

This study is an exploratory research with the purpose of measuring perceptions High School principals have about teachers’ motivation in four specific areas: facilities and institutional resources, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation and social impacts. In this article, perceptions of principals working in public and private schools are compared. The authors designed and applied a five Likert-scale questionnaire to determine the perceptions of principals about motivation in their teacher staffs; the tool was implemented in fifty-one schools of the Metropolitan Area of Medellín, Colombia. Data show a higher favorability (i.e., categories with a better score) in private schools than in public ones. 

Author Biographies

Hernán López-Arellano, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano

Magister en Ciencias de la Organización y Administrador de Empresas de la Universidad del Valle.  

Mauricio Vélez-Salazar, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano

Magíster en Gestión Tecnológica de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana e Ingeniero de Sistemas y Telecomunicaciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Manizales.  

Jorge Ariel Franco-López, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano

MBA de la Universidad de Medellín, Economista y Sociólogo de la Universidad Unaula de Medellín. 

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Published
2017-04-14
How to Cite
López-Arellano, H., Vélez-Salazar, M., & Franco-López, J. (2017). Perceptions of High School Principals about Teacher Motivation in in the Metropolitan Area of Medellin, 2015. Revista Electrónica Educare, 21(2), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.15359/ree.21-2.5
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