ERIC Number: ED061178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Job Satisfaction of the Public School Teacher, A Function of Subculture Consensus with Respect to Pupil Control Ideology.
Yuskiewicz, Vincent D.; Donaldson, William S.
This empirical study evaluated several factors believed to be related to job satisfaction: teachers' own attitudes toward pupil control, teachers' perceptions of their colleagues and, principals' attitudes toward pupil control. Coefficients of correlation,, t-tests of selected variables, and multivariate regression techniques were used in testing hypothesized relationships. The data was obtained from 910 teachers: 473 elementary and 437 secondary. Teacher job satisfaction was found to be a function of subculture consensus with respect to pupil control idealogy, accentuated in terms of teaching level and experience. Forty percent of the variability of job satisfaction was accounted for by using internal-reward-type independent variables. The study of teacher job satisfaction holds several significant implications for the administrator-teacher-student relationship. Degree of teacher job satisfaction is one determinant of the social climate of the school because productive teaching-learning coexists with congruent administrator-teacher educational philosophy. Identification of those factors which influence teacher job satisfaction is most important to administrative practice, for each factor can be incorporated into the administrative process to guide the selection, management, and evaluation of instructional personnel. A bibliography is included. Appendixes contain multivariate rationale and procedures, and variable definitions. (Author/MJM)
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Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Assn., Chicago, Apr. 1972