ERIC Number: ED337711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
Job Satisfaction and Commitment of Pennsylvania Vocational Educators to Student Organizations and Community Involvement. Final Report. Mini-Grant 1989-90.
Bruening, Thomas H.; Hoover, Tracy S.
Pennsylvania secondary vocational educators were surveyed to determine their commitment to student organizations, community involvement, and their job satisfaction. The 31-item questionnaire assessed the commitment to student organizations (Future Farmers of America, Future Homemakers of America, and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) and community involvement of a stratified random sample of secondary agricultural educators (N=161), automotive instructors (N=86), carpentry instructors (N=70), and occupational home economics teachers (N=131). Job satisfaction was also compared. A total of 336 of the 448 teachers responded. Characteristics of vocational educators, distribution of respondents and gender, additional occupation, certification, average number of students in program, vocational student organization membership, years taught, age, contract length, American Vocational Association membership, commitment to student organizations and community involvement, and teacher job satisfaction were summarized. Agricultural education teachers were significantly more committed to student organizations than the other teachers surveyed. Vocational student organization rate is the best predictor of commitment to student organizations. Married teachers were significantly less committed to community involvement. There was no difference between teaching areas in regard to job satisfaction. (24 references) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.
Identifiers: American Vocational Association; Commitment; Future Farmers of America; Future Homemakers of America; Pennsylvania; Vocational Industrial Clubs of America