ERIC Number: ED161863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
A Study of Professonal Attitudes of Teachers in Five Public School Systems in Tennessee and Michigan.
Reddick, Thomas L.; Fields, Joseph C.
A study comparing the attitudes of teachers in three public school systems in Tennessee with those of teachers in two public school systems in Michigan is summarized in this report. The object of the study was to determine the effects of professional negotiations upon the professional attitudes of teachers. The Michigan school systems have been involved in professional negotiations for about ten years; Tennessee will begin such negotiations in January 1979. A questionnaire was submitted to the teachers concerning their attitudes toward job satisfaction, interpersonal trust, organizational commitment, and career dissatisfaction. While analysis of the data indicates positive attitudes on the part of a majority of the teachers, it is concluded that the process of professional negotiation may cause the professional attitudes of teachers to be more negative than those of teachers who have not yet engaged in the process. A copy of the questionnaire is appended to this report. (JD)
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Principals, Professional Associations, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Paper presented at Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, November 8, 1978)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A