ERIC Number: ED246614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Relationships between Job Conditions and Characteristics and the Professional Satisfaction of Special Education Teacher Educators.
Zabel, Robert H.; And Others
The way in which special education teacher trainers view their profession and the relationships between job satisfaction and certain personal characteristics and job related conditions were examined. Questionnaires were completed by 622 special education teacher educators. The questionnaire consisted of two major components--questions pertaining to personal, professional background, and demographic information; and items reflecting job satisifaction. Program variables found to relate to job satisfaction were categorical/noncategorical type of program, degree emphasis, number of students, urban/suburban/rural location, social/community conditions, and geographic location. Personal variables investigated were--age, sex, and marital status; rank, tenure, and salary; and experience in higher education and years in present position. Job satisfaction was found to be influenced by both job conditions and personal characteristics. Among results was that salary was the only varialbe to significantly influence ratings on all five job satisfaction factors. Tables with factors relating to job satisfaction are included (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).