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ERIC Number: ED063279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 139
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Teacher Attitudes Toward Professionalism, Job Satisfaction and Collective Negotiations: A Cross Cultural-Study. Final Report.
Peterson, Richard B.
This research explores the interrelationships between the attitudinal variables of job satisfaction, professionalism, and collective negotiations within a cross-cultural context. Questionnaires were developed and sent to over 2,000 public school teachers and principals (primarily secondary school level) in the State of Washington and Sweden. Usable responses were received from 1,054 teachers and principals. The Porter and Lawler subtractive method of ascertaining attitudes was employed which allowed for analyzing need deficiency scores. Six major hypotheses were tested by means of correlation analysis and analysis of variance. The significant findings were: 1) a positive relationship between attitudes of Washington teachers and most demographic characteristics (age, sex, and amount of teaching experience particularly strong); 2) highly positive relationships between level of satisfaction with a global variable and specific responses to the other two variables (for all combinations of job satisfaction, professionalism, and collective negotiations); 3) significant differences between the Swedish and Washington secondary school teachers on need deficiency scores for approximately three-fourths of the questions; 4) significant differences between perception of teacher attitudes held by principals and the attitudes of secondary teachers themselves; and 5) compatability between collective negotiations and both professionalism and job satisfaction. A 59-item bibliography and appendixes are included. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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