A lack of support from the principal, colleagues or other school leaders is one of the most important problem in teachers. There are many dimensions for teachers to handle in their lives such as workload, independently in career, life balance, and stress. Then it may decrease job satisfaction and life satisfaction in teachers. Mentoring and coaching are strategy that can support teachers not only in working life but also well-being. This study intended to investigate pros and cons of mentoring and coaching for teachers and examine the effects of mentoring and coaching relationship on job satisfaction and life satisfaction in teachers. For analyzing data, researcher uses questionnaire about mentoring and coaching experience, job satisfaction and life satisfaction in teachers using correlation and linear regression statistics. In this pilot study, data were collected by 44 vocational teachers from 7 provinces in northern, northeastern and southern parts of Thailand. The results showed that there were 3 factors correlated to job satisfaction; which were mentoring vicarious, mentoring psychosocial and mentoring verbal. Mentoring vicarious strongly associated with job satisfaction. Moreover, it had correlation between job satisfaction and life satisfaction in teachers. Findings could predict that we should promote mentoring vicarious in teachers for example creating modeled leadership or fostering supportive environment by working and learning alongside with mentors.
Sukritta Preechawong, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Anusit Anmanatarkul, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Pichet Pinit, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Ravinder Koul, Pennsylvania State University, United States
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Sukritta Preechawong, Anusit Anmanatarkul, Pichet Pinit, and Ravinder Koul