ERIC Number: ED265602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Job Satisfaction and the Alabama Public School Speech-Language Pathologist.
Prickett, Mercer; Cooper, Eugene B.
To assess the attitudes of Alabama public school speech-language pathologists toward various aspects of their employment, an attitudes assessment instrument was completed by 272 practicing public school clinicians. The first section of the instrument contained items pertaining to the respondents' years of experience, tenure status, and degree held. The second section consisted of a list of 14 factors affecting job satisfaction. Responses indicated that perceptions of positive relations with peers and supervisors, job security, having significant responsibilities, the achievement of program goals, and a reasonable salary contributed to an overall positive feeling about their positions. The clinicians felt negative with respect to their opportunity for advancement and the meaningfulness of the supervision they received. The fact that few of the state's public school speech-language clinicians were supervised by individuals with training in the discipline was felt to be the single most important factor in the clinicians' negative feelings concerning the supervision they received and their own opportunities for advancement. (Appended are the percentages and frequencies of responses as well as the job satisfaction scale.) (Author/HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama