ERIC Number: ED260026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Job Satisfaction: Myth or Reality?
Lester, Paula E.
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument designed to assess teacher job satisfaction in an educational setting and then to examine system level, personal, and demographic variables using a newly created measure of teacher job satisfaction. The sample population included elementary and secondary teachers from eight representative school districts in New York. The Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (TJSQ) submitted to participants provided 620 usable returns. A description is given of the development of the TJSQ and how results were analyzed. The system level variables, personal and demographic variables, and the nine scales of the TJSQ provide the framework for the statistical analysis reported in this paper. Profiles of teachers from varied educational settings identify areas of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and practical implications for school administrators are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the convocation of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (Ellenville, NY, October 24-26, 1984).