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ERIC Number: ED184205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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A Research Study About Teachers' Perceptions of Job Satisfaction.
McCaskill, Edwin O.; And Others
This study investigated teachers' perceived job satisfaction in relation to their work and the supervision they received from the principal. Surveys were collected from 682 teachers from 41 central Texas school districts. The instrument used to evaluate teacher perception of job satisfaction and supervision was the Job Descriptive Index (JDI). The canonical correlation was chosen as the most informative and expedient statistical test to select the variables in the JDI that would be the best predictors of teacher satisfaction. Results indicated that job satisfaction was related to having an annual contract rather than a probationary or continuing contract. Teachers working in grades K-6 in the fields of special education, vocational education, and elementary education were more satisfied educators. As class size and total student load increased, teacher work satisfaction decreased. Low salaries caused job satisfaction to decline. Teachers surveyed felt that the principal was a knowledgeable, helpful, and well informed supervisor, but that the principal did not offer enough individual assistance and was not available often enough. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A