ERIC Number: ED253304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Framework for Analysis.
What appears to be missing in the extensive research and literature on the topic of job satisfaction is a coherent framework indicating how the many personal and environmental variables relate to one another in influencing the individual's overall feelings about work. The first part of this discussion offers an historical perspective on job satisfaction research, describes approaches used to measure teachers' job satisfaction, and relates various motivation theories to research on teachers' job satisfaction. The second part presents a working model to illustrate how the many variables of job satisfaction interrelate. Building on the social-ecological conceptualization proposed by Rudolf Moos, this model stresses the dynamic, interactive nature of person-environment factors. Such factors include environmental variables, personal variables, cognitive appraisal, coping responses, and outcomes. Research findings on aspects of these variables are discussed in detail, especially as they relate to early childhood teaching. It is hoped that a model incorporating some theoretical explanation of these complex relationships will have value in training early childhood teachers. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Ecology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Los Angeles, CA, November 8-11, 1984).