How Character Education Impacts Teachers
Keywords:teacher education, character education, college education
In recent years, teacher retention rates have decreased and student behavioral concerns have increased. This article presents if teachers that who have favorable beliefs about the effectiveness of Character Education programs also have a greater satisfaction with their career. Based on the responses of 159 school teachers, a positive correlation was found between teachers who self-reported that Character Education programs are effective. These teachers also reported a higher level of satisfaction with their teaching career. Character education programs help students moderate their behavior, and boost teacher career satisfaction.