The present research study was undertaken to investigate professional commitment of secondary school teachers and how it is influenced by gender and change proneness. Descriptive survey method was employed for the present investigation. Incidental sampling technique was used to select the sample of 1048 teachers from eight districts of Himachal Pradesh. Change proneness inventory by M. Mukhopadhyay (2012) and professional commitment scale for teachers by Kaur, Ranu and Brar (2012) were used to gather the data. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and two way analysis of variance. It was revealed that there existed no significant gender-wise difference in all five dimensions of professional commitment. The level of change proneness among secondary school teachers was found to be a positive and significant variable in influencing all five dimensions of professional commitment. Gender and level of change proneness interacted significantly with respect to professional commitment towards the learner as well as the society. However, there is no significant interaction with regard to commitment towards profession, to achieve excellence and commitment to basic human values. The educational implications have been discussed in the end of research paper.
Keywords: Professional commitment, Change proneness.