ERIC Number: ED404494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-24
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Work Values and Job Satisfaction of Arkansas Business Educators in Secondary Systems and Community/Technical Colleges.
Funderburg, Dinnah L.; Kapes, Jerome T.
The work values and job satisfaction of Arkansas business educators in secondary school systems and community/technical colleges were examined through a survey of a random sample of 129 of Arkansas' 926 secondary and community/technical college business educators. Of those teachers sent surveys (67 secondary and 62 community/technical college business educators), 64.5% responded. Respondents completed a demographic information, the Values Scale (a measure of work values), and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) (a measure of job satisfaction). Data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance, t-tests, and effect sizes. The secondary business educators valued cultural identity, economic rewards, and economic security more than the community/technical college business educators did. No differences were found between the job satisfaction of the secondary and community/technical college business educators as measured by the MSQ; however, a self-report form that was also used indicated that the community/technical college educators were more satisfied with their jobs than were the secondary-level educators. Among the secondary-level educators, males valued achievement, advancement, authority, autonomy, cultural identity, physical prowess, prestige, and risk more than females did. No gender differences regarding work values or job satisfaction were discovered among the community/technical college subsample. (Contains 21 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas