Academic Optimism and Teachers’ Commitment: An Associational Study of Pakistani Teachers

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Muhammad Siddique
Dr. Ahsaan Siddique
Dr. Erum Aslam Khan


This article looked into relation between academic optimism and teachers’ commitment. This article also to determine, how academic optimism influenced teachers’ commitment. Correlational study design was adopted in this article. The population comprised of 61762 secondary school teachers (SSTs) of Punjab province. Using a multi-stage random sampling technique, 516 secondary school teachers from Punjab were chosen for the academic year 2021-2022. Two questionnaires were used to collect data. Both questionnaires were adapted. The first questionnaire contained 11 items related to academic optimism. The second questionnaire included 18 items related to teachers’ commitment. Pearson r, t-test, and linear regression were used. The data showed positive and significant relationship between academic optimism and teachers’ commitment. According to the findings of the data, academic optimism is positively associated with teachers’ commitment. Furthermore, academic optimism influences teachers’ commitment. Moreover, all subscales of academic optimism and teachers’ commitment have gender-wise significant differences. So, it is recommended that teachers should have sense of academic optimism in developing their commitment with teaching profession.

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