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ERIC Number: ED038334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 33
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Economic and Sociological Correlates of Teacher Turnover.
Pedersen, K. George
A study was designed to (1) develop a research design capable of analyzing a large quantity of data relating to teacher movement; (2) assess the implications of selected personal, economic, demographic; and educational school district characteristics for the decision-making behavior of migratory teachers; and (3) determine the influence of similar school system characteristics on attrition from the teaching profession. Three indices were developed for analyzing teacher migration and attrition (dependent variables) at the statewide level and in the Detroit metropolitan region. Most of the 14 independent variables were characteristics of local school districts. A variety of multivariate techniques were employed in analyzing data. Predictors found to be of explanatory and predictive importance were used as the basis for aggregating transition matrices showing actual migration and attrition flows. Results showed extensive turnover losses attributable to migration and attrition. Teacher movement was heaviest within rather than between the metropolitan and state cells. Economic correlates assume an important role in supply with demographic factors of limited value. Various important patterns of turnover were determined at both state and metropolitan levels utilizing educational and professional background predictors as bases for aggregation. (Included is discussion of findings related to 16 specific hypotheses and implications for policy and practice and for research and theory.) (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, March 1970