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ERIC Number: ED167497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Career Needs and Satisfactions of Teachers: A Replication Study.
Fitzgerald, Sheila Mary
A study designed to survey the job satisfactions and job needs of elementary school teachers was performed in 1972, and the study was replicated in 1977 to provide a comparative analysis and document any change over time. In the 1972 study 86 percent of the population returned mailed questionnaires indicating their rating of 25 scale items on the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, and of these respondents 57 percent completed the same questionnaire in 1977. Results indicated that the teachers continue to find "service" the most satisfying aspect of teaching and "work accomplishment" the least satisfying. "Cooperation" of staff members and "general factor" (liking the job) were of highest importance. Of the nine scale areas that showed significant changes, most related to the teacher as an individual within a school system rather than to responsibilities and challenges of instruction. Examples of the questionnaire and data results are included as well as a selected bibliography. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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