The Relationship Between Salary and Pride of The Profession as Early Childhood Education Teachers in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

[Speaker] Sari, Gunisya K:1
[Co-author] Qur'ani, Annas N:1
1:University of Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)

Early childhood education (ECE) teachers should be supported by proper salary to stimulate not only their motivation, but may also pride of their profession. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between salary and pride of the profession among ECE teachers in Yogyakarta. Total 155 respondents were required (94,2% females, 5,8% males). The survey showed that 38,1% of respondents got salary less than Rp 150.000,00/month and 24,5% got Rp 150.000,00 - Rp 300.000,00 which is below the minimum standard of regional salary (Rp.1.108.249,00), and just 11% from it got those standard. The data indicates that there is no significant relationship (0.250>0,05) between salary and pride of the profession. This means that salaries can't predict pride of the profession as ECE teachers in Yogyakarta. Nevertheless, the government and related parties still have to discuss about ECE teacher's welfare seriously.

Keywords : Salary; Pride of the profession; Early childhood education teachers
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