Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Effects of gender and type of institution on professional commitment: Study of Degree College teachers’ of Punjab
Author(s): Dr. Prabha Vig, Ekta
Abstract: Professional commitment pertains to psychological bonding with one’s profession which can be visualized as; loyalty, attachment and attitude towards one’s work. Watts and Richardson (2007) represented a personal perspective to commitment by viewing how teachers’ relate themselves to work. This means professional commitment is related to self-identity and self-image. Carrying these views forward, the present study explores the effect of gender and financial perspective of institutions as; government and private degree colleges. The data was collected from 400 teachers by using a tool prepared by Kaur, Ranu and Brar (2012) for professional commitment. The result findings witnessed that females are professionally more committed towards their profession as well as more satisfied. Further, significant differences were observed in the professional commitment of government and private degree college teachers depicting that private degree college teachers’ exhibit more of professional commitment when compared with government degree college teachers.