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ERIC Number: ED040949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 27
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Perceived Equity and Its Relationship to Attrition Among Early Career Male Teachers.
Planz, Charles A.; Gibson, R. Oliver
A study explored these questions: 1) Are there significant differences in perceived equity (equitable exchange situation of rewards to teachers in return for their contributions) between those who teach in a Type 1 school (with a traditional staffing arrangement) and those in a Type 2 school (with differentiated staffing and more differentiated rewards)? 2) Are these significant differences in perceived equity between those who leave teaching (in less than 5 years) and those who remain (for more than 5)? Subjects (all males) were 26 stayers and 20 leavers from a Type 1 school district, 24 stayers and 35 leavers from a Type 2 district, both demographically similar, contiguous districts in the same town. Questionnaire responses, regarding aspirations in his school system and opportunity provided to reach them, were rated on a Likert type scale to measure perceived equity. Two hypotheses were tested using a two-way factorial analysis of variance. Both were confirmed: The stayers perceived a significantly higher degree of equity than the leavers, and the Type 2 stayers perceived a significantly higher degree of equity than Type 1 stayers. Other findings indicated no significant relationship between perceived equity and these factors: type of institution from which the respondent graduated, length of teaching experience, teaching level, socio economic status, and educational attainment. (Additional findings and research suggestions are included.) (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting, AERA, Minneapolis, 1970