ERIC Number: ED341789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-30
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Job Satisfaction and Professional Development Activities of Indiana Vocational Home Economics Teachers.
Miller, B. Jeanette
Indiana vocational home economics teachers completed questionnaires examining the extent of their participation in professional development activities. The study also explored the level of satisfaction with their jobs and the relationship of these two variables. Approximately two-thirds (n=350) of Indiana's teachers were asked to participate; 263 (75 percent) provided usable responses. With a mean of 11.167 of 40 identified activities, most teacher participation was at the local level. Job satisfaction, measured by the Brayfield Index of Job Satisfaction, was found to be low, with a mean of 41.26 (range=23 to 115). Pearson Product Moment revealed an inverse correlation of r=-.147 which, while appearing to be low, was significant at the .009 level. As participation increased, job satisfaction decreased. Analyses of variance indicated a significant difference in job satisfaction between teachers who participated in eight or more activities and those who did not. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, November 30, 1990).