ERIC Number: ED202146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Job Satisfaction and Teacher Absenteeism.
Bridges, Edwin M.
Extant research on the relationship between job satisfaction and employee absenteeism in the private sector clearly shows that job satisfaction is not a major factor in absenteeism. To determine whether a similar pattern prevails in educational organizations, a study was conducted of 509 elementary teachers working in 36 schools from over 20 California school districts. Although the results of the study are consistent with the previous research, there is evidence to suggest that job satisfaction and absenteeism are more apt to be related, however tenuously, when teachers spend much of their work time with other teachers than when they interact with other teachers during only a moderate amount of their work time, or less. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attendance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, Teaching Conditions, Work Environment
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education/CERAS Bldg., Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Identifiers: Job Descriptive Index
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