ERIC Number: ED313389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS-72), Fifth Follow-Up (1986). Teaching Supplement Data File [machine-readable data file].
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The National Longitudinal Survey of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS-72) Teaching Supplement Data File (TSDF) is presented. Data for the machine-readable data file (MDRF) were collected via a mail questionnaire that was sent to all respondents (N=1,517) to the fifth follow-up survey who indicated that they had a teaching background or training to be teachers. A total of 1,449 questionnaires were mailed. The questionnaire focused on the qualifications, experience, and attitudes of current and former elementary and secondary school teachers and on the qualifications of persons who had completed a degree in education or certification, but who had not taught. The data file consists of 1,147 records. The data can be analyzed with both Statistical Analysis System (SAS) and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The Teaching Supplement data tape contains four related files: the raw data file (randomized identification number, questionnaire data, and the teaching supplement weight); the record layout for the raw data file; SAS control cards; and SPSS-X control cards. The files are designed to be used as a weighted data set in all kinds of analyses, and can be used to investigate some of the following policy issues related to teacher quality and retention: (1) ways to attract potential teachers to the profession; (2) how to match teachers' assignments with their academic training; (3) teachers' working conditions; (4) teacher satisfaction with their jobs; and (5) the main incentives and disincentives for teachers remaining in the profession. A user's manual is available. POPULATION: High School Class of 1972. TYPE OF SURVEY: Longitudinal Survey; National Survey; Follow-up Survey. SAMPLE: Fifth Follow-up Respondents (1,517) with teaching experience or training. RESPONDENTS: Elementary and Secondary School Teachers (1,038); Non-teachers (109). RESPONSE RATE: Teachers and Non-teachers (1,147=86%). FREQUENCY: Once. YEAR OF EARLIEST DATA: 1986. (SLD)
Descriptors: Databases, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies, Mail Surveys, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Online Systems, Questionnaires, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Data, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teacher Motivation, Vocational Aptitude
U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), Information Technology Branch, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208-5725. Telephone: (202) 357-6528/6522. ($175).
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972