Elina Soibamcha andProf. Nityanand Pandey
The current paper aimed at testing two hypotheses that teachers’ educational qualifications and attitude towards teaching profession are independent and that age has nothing to do with attitudes towards teaching profession. A total of 150 teachers (75 males & 75 females) from thirty secondary schools located at Imphal West District, Manipur (India) with mean age 39.48, SD 10.21, were selected through simple random sampling. The data collected through the Teacher Attitude Inventory (TAI) developed by Ahluwalia (2006). It is a 90 items on 5 point Likert Type scale as strong agree (SA), agree (A), undecided (U), disagree (D), strongly disagree (SD). The reliability of the scale is 0.88. The results indicated those teachers’ educational unfavourable attitudes towards teaching profession, as the p-value was 0.678 and 0.971 respectively. However, more qualified teachers (59%) seemed to be having more positive attitudes than the of the less qualified teachers (41%). Similarly, younger teachers appear to possess more positive attitudes (59%) than that of the older teachers (41%). The generalizability of the findings would merit further investigation. Certain suggestions were made.