ERIC Number: ED374134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Stayers, Movers, and Leavers: Results from the Teacher Followup Survey: 1991-92. Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). E.D. Tabs.
Bobbitt, Sharon A.; And Others
In this report, tabulations on the characteristics of movers, leavers, and stayers present data from the 1991-92 Teacher Followup Survey (TFS), a followup of a sample of public and private school teachers who responded to the 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Data include characteristics of teachers who left the profession between the school years 1990-91 and 1991-92 (leavers), teachers who changed schools (movers), and teachers who stayed at the same school (stayers). The attrition rate from the teaching profession between the school years 1990-91 and 1991-92 was 5.1% in public schools and 12.3% in private schools, rates that do not differ from attrition rates between the years 1987-88 and 1988-89. Teacher attrition did not vary by field but varied by age, with the rates in the under-30 age category 7.5% and 18.9% for public and private school teachers, respectively. Teachers who stayed in the same schools generally felt that higher salaries or better fringe benefits would be the most effective step in encouraging teachers to remain in teaching. Fifteen tables present survey findings and three appendixes contain 15 standard error tables and the followup questionnaires for current and former teachers. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1988-89 survey, see ED 335 411.