Developing a Causal Model for Factors Influencing
the Work Effectiveness of Vocational Teachers
The purpose of this research was to develop and examine a causal relationship model of the factors influencing the work effectiveness of vocational teachers. The study applied correlational research with quantitative methodology. The subjects were government teachers from the Vocational Education Commission Office. The stratified random sampling technique was used to obtain 360 samples. A questionnaire was used in collecting data. The statistics used for data analysis were descriptive and statistical, including confirmatory factor analysis and the analysis of Structural Equation Model. The research results indicated that the causal relationship model of the factors which affected the work of vocational teachers conformed to empirical data. (c2= 312.39 df =10 c2/df 2.92 GFI = 0.91 AGFI=0.91 RMR = 0.01) It found that some important factors affecting the work effectiveness of vocational teachers were institute atmosphere, working reinforcement and the teacher’s leadership competency. The reliable ratio of the causal factors indicated that the working effectiveness of vocational teacher was at 75 percent. The factors that had the highest totals regarding the work effectiveness of vocational teachers were: working reinforcement, institute atmosphere and teacher’s leadership competency respectively.
Keywords : Causal relationship model, Work effectiveness, Vocational teachers.