A Systematic Review on Issues and Challenges Associated with Work Engagement of Teachers


  • Michael Ligory Santmajor Research Scholar, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India
  • Carmelita Goveas Research Professor, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India
  • Justine P. James Faculty, Dept of MBA, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore, India




Innovation, Quality, Traditional and Modern Educational Practices, Work Engagement, Organisational Commitment, Job Satisfaction


Purpose: As education sector becomes more and more quality conscious, the nature of work involved in teaching profession undergoes dramatic changes. The various management concepts such as creativity, innovation, continuous improvement and change management become a common jargon for teachers in the current scenario. All these factors impose greater pressure and uncertainty on teachers. In the midst of all these challenges, there are multiple parameters to evaluate the performance of teachers. This sudden shift in the profession really resulted in teachers experiencing a stressful environment. The predicament of whether to focus more on traditional teaching methodology or student centric quality parameters exerts pressure on them. The New Education Policy (NEP 2020) will of course demand more involvement from teachers. In this juncture, this study proposes to conduct an analysis of various issues and challenges related to work engagement of teachers.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Literature review is conducted to analyse the concept of work engagement, work engagement of teachers and the factors influencing work engagement of teachers.

Findings/Result: Quality consciousness, innovation driven environment and implementation of National Education Policy, 2020 makes it important to be concerned about the work engagement of teachers. The transition towards a student centric curriculum is challenging and inevitable. In this context, work engagement of teachers should be given utmost importance.

Originality/Value: The antecedents and consequences of work engagement in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment is evaluated.

Paper Type: Conceptual Research.


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Michael Ligory Santmajor, Carmelita Goveas, & Justine P. James. (2022). A Systematic Review on Issues and Challenges Associated with Work Engagement of Teachers. International Journal of Management, Technology and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 7(1), 37–58. https://doi.org/10.47992/IJMTS.2581.6012.0176