A Path Analysis of Professional Success
in Vocational Teachers
The purposes of this research were to validate a causal relationship model of professional success in vocational teachers and to analyze the size effects on professional success in vocational teachers. The sample consisted of 360 vocational teachers selected by multi-stage random sampling technique. The research instrument consisted of a questionnaire. The statistics used for data analysis were descriptive statistics, conirmatory factor analysis and the analysis of structural equation modeling. The research result indicated that the causal model of professional success in vocational teachers was it to the empirical data at a good level (χ2=97.26, df=84, p-value=0.23, GFI=0.98, AGFI=0.99 and RMSEA=0.02). The causal model revealed 84 percent of the variance of professional success in vocational teachers. Factors affecting professional success in vocational teachers ranged from the highest effects toward least effects as the following result: 1) Six direct inluence factors were family support, professional commitment, psychology, working competency, personal issues, and college and work. 2) Four indirect inluence factors were family support, college and work, psychology, and personal issues, which were affected through working competency and professional commitment.
Keywords : Path Analysis, Professional Success, Vocational Teachers