Piano Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Music Schools in the Republic of Croatia

  • Mirna Sabljar University of J. J. Strossmayer Osijek, Academy of arts and culture Osijek
  • Siniša Opić University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education
  • Jasna Šulentić Begić University of J. J. Strossmayer Osijek, Academiy of arts and culture Osijek
Keywords: piano teaching, one-toone teaching, music schools, piano teachers, job satisfaction


This is the first major research targeting a specific group of teachers, shaped with the idea of gathering empirical indicators of piano teachers’ job satisfaction. More than half of music schools’ piano teachers
participated (N=253) from all the counties of the Republic of Croatia. The results have shown that piano teachers are moderately satisfied, that there are no differences when it comes to gender, nor with the type of school where they teach. Teachers with more years of experience are more satisfied with their work, similar to teachers who have advanced in their professional area. The results can contribute to improving teaching practice and effectiveness, with the further outcome being pupils achieving higher educational attainments.


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Author Biographies

Mirna Sabljar, University of J. J. Strossmayer Osijek, Academy of arts and culture Osijek

PhD, Senior Lecturer.
Osijek, Croatia. E-mail: mirna.sabljar@aukos.hr

Siniša Opić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education

PhD, Full professor.
Zagreb, Croatia. E-mail: sinisa.opic@ufzg.unizg.hr

Jasna Šulentić Begić, University of J. J. Strossmayer Osijek, Academiy of arts and culture Osijek

PhD, Associate Professor.
Osijek, Croatia. E-mail: jsulentic-begic@aukos.hr


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How to Cite
Sabljar M., Opić S., & Šulentić Begić J. (2020). Piano Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Music Schools in the Republic of Croatia. Journal of Elementary Education, 13(4), 497-518. https://doi.org/10.18690/rei.13.4.497-518.2020
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