Exploring the motivations that underpin attraction and attrition among school teachers in Greenland.

Name of applicant

Benedikte Brincker


Copenhagen Business School


DKK 174,096



Type of grant

Research Infrastructure


This project explores the recruitment of school teachers in Greenland. The central research question is: What are the similarities and differences between the motivational bases for recruitment as well as de-recruitment to the educational sector on the West and East coast of Greenland? The wider discussion is if there are particular motivational forms, which hold a potential for mitigating some of the problems the educational sector in Greenland is facing. Recruitment of teachers is a salient societal problem in Greenland. For years the country has struggled to address and do away with a competence-gap which stifles the labor market. Hence, there is a clear understanding in Greenland that the country needs to develop and improve its educational system in order to address its competence gap.

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