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A Research Study About Teachers' Perceptions of Job Satisfaction [microform] / Edwin O. McCaskill and Others
Bib ID 5379715
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
McCaskill, Edwin O
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
14 p. 
Summary

This study investigated teachers' perceived job satisfaction in relation to their work and the supervision they received from the principal. Surveys were collected from 682 teachers from 41 central Texas school districts. The instrument used to evaluate teacher perception of job satisfaction and supervision was the Job Descriptive Index (JDI). The canonical correlation was chosen as the most informative and expedient statistical test to select the variables in the JDI that would be the best predictors of teacher satisfaction. Results indicated that job satisfaction was related to having an annual contract rather than a probationary or continuing contract. Teachers working in grades K-6 in the fields of special education, vocational education, and elementary education were more satisfied educators. As class size and total student load increased, teacher work satisfaction decreased. Low salaries caused job satisfaction to decline. Teachers surveyed felt that the principal was a knowledgeable, helpful, and well informed supervisor, but that the principal did not offer enough individual assistance and was not available often enough. (Author/JM)

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Role.  |  Class Size.  |  Contracts.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Employer Employee Relationship.  |  Job Satisfaction.  |  Principals.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teacher Salaries.  |  Teacher Supervision.  |  Job Descriptive Index
Form/genre Reports, Research.
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