ERIC Number: ED325951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Catholic School Teachers' Views of Job Satisfaction and Work Circumstances and Their Relationship to Commitment.
Ciriello, Maria J.
The relationships among Catholic school teachers' commitment, job satisfaction, and work environment are examined. A survey of full-time Catholic elementary school teachers in a large Catholic diocese yielded a 68 percent response rate (n=655). Findings classified three groups of teachers on the basis of three sources of commitment: commitment to faith and organizational values; to the teaching profession itself; and to job-related features. Overall, teachers found intrinsic aspects of their work more satisfying than external factors and expressed general satisfaction. A recommendation is made for conscious administrative efforts to build a faith community and to employ persons whose characteristics match organizational needs. Six statistical tables are included. (45 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Job Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Quality of Working Life, Religious Education, Role Conflict, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Morale, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience, Work Environment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).