Motivational Structure and the Risk of Professional Dropout in Pre-school Teachers

  • Roxana Nicoleta Curea Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Keywords: professional motivation, risk of abandonment


This empirical study identifies a hierarchy of motivations for choosing a teaching career (in order of intrinsic motivation, motivation by identification, motivation by introjection and extrinsic motivation), investigates the reasons responsible for professional dropout among teachers and their expectations of the education system. In addition, a set of management measures is proposed to increase teachers' motivation.

Author Biography

Roxana Nicoleta Curea, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

PhD student at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Doctoral School of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences


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How to Cite
Curea, R. (2021). Motivational Structure and the Risk of Professional Dropout in Pre-school Teachers. LUMEN Proceedings, 16, 130-148.