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Attitudes of Malaysian Teachers Toward a Performance-Appraisal System

Rahman, Shukran Abdul (2006) Attitudes of Malaysian Teachers Toward a Performance-Appraisal System. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36 (12). pp. 3031-3042. ISSN 0021-9029

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Abstract

This study investigated the attitudes of teachers of different ethnic origins in Malaysia toward an outcome-oriented performance appraisal, the New Performance Appraisal System (NPAS). It also investigated the relationship between teachers' attitudes toward the system and their job satisfaction and professional commitment. Teachers of the major ethnic origins in Malaysia - Malays, Chinese, and Indians - were selected randomly from 6 public high schools in the state of Kedah. The study found that teachers of all ethnic origins reported less favorable attitudes toward the NPAS, and that their cultural dimension had no bearing on attitudes toward the NPAS. Teachers who received appropriate explanation and supervision of their performance, despite low performance-appraisal results, reported high levels of job satisfaction and professional commitment

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2032/30891
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance appraisal; teachers' attitude
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: AP Dr Shukran Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 11:53
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 11:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30891

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