Should I stay or should I go? Explaining the role of students in the development of attrition-inducing attitudes among teachers in secondary education in Flanders (Belgium).
In Flemish secondary education, one in three starting teachers quits within five years. This indicates a profound dissatisfaction with teaching, often associated with increasing numbers of difficult-to-teach-students. Present research examines whether and how attrition-inducing attitudes associate with schoolsU+2018 student composition, considering studentsU+2018 culture. Uniquely, the research does not deal with teachersU+2018 perceptions of students, as these might be biased.