Gianna Barbieri, Claudio Rossetti, Paolo Sestito

Teacher Motivation and Student Learning

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Keywords: Job Satisfaction; Applications-To-Transfer; Student Achievement.

Teachers' motivation is likely to be a relevant factor affecting students' learning. We exploit the fact that motivated teachers are typically those who have chosen to be in a given school, while teachers just waiting to move to another school may be rather demotivated. We link this dimension of teacher motivation - as measured by the share of teachers who asked to leave their current school - to students' learning - as measured by their scores in reading and math standardized tests in a national examination. We find that the share of teachers applying for a transfer to another school negatively affects students' achievements.

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