ERIC Number: ED177719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Job Satisfaction of Teachers and Organizational Effectiveness of Elementary Schools.
Knopp, Robert; O'Reilly, Robert R.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction of teachers and perceived school effectiveness. Questionnaires were distributed to teachers in 75 elementary schools in Ontario, Canada. A job description index and the concept of organizational effectiveness were used to measure job satisfaction variables of work, promotion, pay, supervision, and coworkers. The findings suggest that perceived school effectiveness is related to satisfaction of teachers with coworkers, with supervision, and with the work itself. The results are discussed in light of the peculiarities of the educational setting and are linked to several themes in the literature related to motivation, satisfaction, and productivity. Two suggestions are offered at the end. To ensure high satisfaction with fellow teachers, and therefore school effectiveness, principals should display leadership behavior that will facilitate group development, support, and interaction. To ensure high teacher satisfaction with a principal's leadership approach, and therefore school effectiveness, school board officials should ensure that principals actually display such leadership behavior. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ontario (Ottawa)