ERIC Number: ED096451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Work Values and Job Attitudes Held by New Teachers in Vocational Education in Mississippi. Research Series No. 6.
Handley, Herbert M.; Shill, James F.
The study, involving 178 Mississippi vocational education teachers working in 12 different areas of vocational education who had been teaching three years or less, compared the work values and job attitudes which vocational education teachers hold toward teaching and students. Instruments utilized for data collection were a questionnaire pertaining to teacher's perceptions of teaching preparation, the "Work Value Inventory" by Super, and a vocational teacher attitude scale (included in the appendix) developed by the investigators. A composite rating for each subject's preparation for professional work was determined in nine performance areas; ratings were correlated with teacher attitudes toward teaching and students. Teachers' perceptions of their preparation to work in the nine areas were also correlated with the work values teachers selected as important in motivating them to teaching. The results indicated that vocational teachers, as a composite group, were most highly motivated in their jobs by altruistic work values. Vocational teachers from different disciplines differed significantly in attitudes towards students. The hypothesis predicting similar work values for vocational education teachers was strongly supported. Specific study of prevocational teachers' work values was recommended. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi