ERIC Number: ED269374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Moonlighting, Salary, and Morale: The Texas Teachers' Story.
Henderson, David L.; Henderson, Karen L.
A random sample of teachers (N=329) responded to a survey on how economic conditions were affecting teachers in Texas. Responses indicated that four out of ten teachers are seriously considering leaving the profession; three-fourths balk at recommending teaching as a career at a time of severe teacher shortages; and almost one-fourth of the teachers moonlight to supplement their salaries. Males are scarce at all levels, especially in the elementary schools. An analysis of the data shows that males and single teachers moonlight at twice the rate of females and married teachers. Teachers are dissatisfied with the career ladder, and the most common reason for leaving is now working conditions rather than salary as found in three previous studies. Two-thirds of the teachers support mandated negotiations with the local school board. The one bright spot in the study is the increase in teacher salaries. A sample questionnaire is included. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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