The purpose of this study is to use thematic content analysis to examine conversations and factors most discussed by teachers centering on attrition using the TikTok social media platform. Social media offers teachers a way to connect with others and share their thoughts while maintaining a perceived level of professional distance from their workplace. This research will explore how teachers use social media to provide a window into their classroom, working conditions, and decisions to leave or stay. The study was guided by the following questions: (1) How are current and former teachers using the TikTok social media platform to discuss or express their views on the teacher resignation trend? And (2) How do perceived and expressed attrition factors differ between teachers who leave and those who stay?
This article is published by School Leadership Review, under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration
Date of publication
Kaiser, Forrest J., "#TeacherQuitTok: A content analysis of how current and former teachers navigate attrition on TikTok" (2023). Education Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 34.