ERIC Number: ED341779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-6
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Dissatisfaction Factors of Indiana Home Economics Teachers.
Miller, B. Jeanette
Indiana vocational home economics teachers were sent 58-item questionnaires designed to determine reasons for their dissatisfaction with their jobs. These teachers had been identified in an earlier study as being dissatisfied with their jobs. Respondents numbered 367 (80 percent); 56 added notes explaining their feelings. Computer forms were electronically read and analyzed statistically using chi square for determining differences and Pearson Product Moment for relationships. Significant correlations were found for 27 test items, most on factors relating to administration. Differences were found for 10 factors with most in the administration category. Teachers with occupational assignments seemed to be least dissatisfied; teachers with assignments for both vocational and nonvocational classes seemed most dissatisfied. Dissatisfaction prevailed for both assignment and category. Results implied that home economics teacher educators need to emphasize teachers' multiple roles and opportunities to create a more positive attitude. (The narrative portion is followed by a chart of results of the statistical analyses and a copy of the questionnaire.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1991).