ERIC Number: ED219198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Morale and Professional Activities in Selected Small North Dakota Schools, No. 5.
Nine North Dakota school districts, containing fewer than 40 teachers each, were selected and agreed to particpate in a 1976 study of the extent of professional activities by teachers and their level of morale. A survey instrument, developed to determine level of involvement in professional activities, contained questions pertaining to: membership in, and attendance of, national, state, and local organizations; number of sessions of North Dakota Education Association sessions attended (October 1975); number of workshops or seminars attended; hours earned since last degree; professional books and journals read; offices held and presentations made; and self-ranking. The Purdue Teacher Opinionaire, used to indicate level of morale, questioned: rapport with principal and other teachers; satisfaction with teaching; status and salary; teacher load; curriculum; school facilities and services; community support; and community pressure. Findings indicated a tendency toward a positive relationship between degree of professional involvement and level of morale. The level of rapport with the principal and satisfaction with teaching, as individual factors of morale, appeared to have high correlations with professional involvement activities. Appended are a personal data page for professional activities, definitions for the morale factors, and references. (AH)
Descriptors: Activities, Attitude Measures, Community Support, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship, Participation, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Rural Schools, School Size, Small Schools, Status, Surveys, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, Teacher Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Identifiers: North Dakota; Professional Activities; Professional Literature; Professionalism