Zhang Yunrui1,2, Cheok Mui Yee1, Benjamin Chan Yin Fah1
1 Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Guangzhou City Construction College, China
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The retention of qualified and motivated teachers is a critical challenge for private higher vocational colleges in China, to address this issue, a comprehensive examination of the factors influencing turnover intention is conducted. A mixed-method research approach, comprising literature surveys and interviews, is employed to gather data from a diverse sample of teachers working in private higher vocational colleges in China. The study found that compensation, social status, occupational stress, leadership style and the career development are influencing factors of teachers’ turnover intention in private higher vocational colleges in China. These findings provide vital insights for educational leaders and policymakers seeking to develop effective teacher retention strategies in these colleges. In addition, the study emphasizes the need for ongoing research to adapt retention strategies to the changing requirements of teachers in this particular educational setting.
Keywords: Turnover intention; Compensation; Social status; Occupational stress; Leadership style; career development