Schulleitung in Deutschland: Repräsentative Befunde zur Attraktivität, zu Karrieremotiven und zu Arbeitsplatzwechselabsichten

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This article reports representative findings regarding the careers of school principals in Germany. Almost a third of teachers already thought about applying for a position as a school principal but decided otherwise, not only because they fear stress and strain, but also because they are content with their current pedagogical work. School principals choose their career first and foremost to widen their creative scope and to gain more responsibility and autonomy. Despite a high level of overall job satisfaction, one fifth of school principals in Germany has a turnover intention. The findings are discussed against the backdrop of the virulent shortage of school principals.
Translated title of the contributionSchool Principals in Germany: Representative Findings on Attractiveness, Career Motives and Turnover Intentions
Original languageGerman
JournalDie deutsche Schule
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)132-148
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 19.05.2021

    Research areas

  • Educational science - leadership, attractiveness, career motives, turnover intention