ERIC Number: ED072000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Public School Teachers' Work Motivation, Organizational Incentives, Job Satisfaction, and Primary Life Interests.
Miskel, Cecil G.; And Others
This project evaluates the research instruments measuring motivation, incentives, satisfaction, and primary life interests; develops basic research conclusions from the variable relationships; and builds a quasi-theory of satisfaction for educational organizations. Three thousand four hundred randomly selected public school teachers in Kansas participated in the study. A mail questionnaire was used to collect data on 14 variables: sex motivation factors, six matched incentive factors, primary life interests, and satisfaction. Primary crossbreak variables for analysis purposes were sex and teaching level. Interrelationships were investigated using multiple regression and discriminant analysis techniques. The findings indicated that the female elementary and secondary teachers who scored higher on satisfaction were more job oriented, had a job in which there was a higher potential for personal challenge and development, less work pressure, and more incentives relating to physical surroundings, and where the tolerance for work pressure was higher. Male elementary teachers who scored higher on satisfaction were more job oriented. Three additional variables--work role, voluntarism, ideal incentives--were added to build a quasi-theory of satisfaction. A 31-item bibliography and appendixes are included. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.