ERIC Number: ED412181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Job Satisfaction among America's Teachers: Effects of Workplace Conditions, Background Characteristics, and Teacher Compensation. Statistical Analysis Report.
Perie, Marianne; Baker, David P.
This report describes U.S. K-12 teachers' satisfaction with teaching as a career and identifies some workplace-related factors associated with satisfaction. Factors examined include school and workplace characteristics, teacher background, salary, and other benefits. Results are presented in three sections. The first section describes satisfaction levels of teachers with different background characteristics, teaching in different types of schools and school systems, with different perceptions of workplace conditions, and receiving different levels of compensation. The second section contrasts characteristics of most and least satisfied teachers. Using multivariate analysis, the third section describes the strength of association between teacher satisfaction and those workplace conditions open to policy changes after accounting for other relevant teacher and school characteristics. Findings indicate that working conditions related to satisfaction are administrative support and leadership, student behavior, and school atmosphere. Compensation is only modestly related to teacher satisfaction. Four appendixes provide: Standard Error Tables, Supplemental Regression Table, Technical Notes, and a list of Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Data Products. (Contains 17 tables, 5 figures and 17 references). (LH)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, National Surveys, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Policy, Secondary School Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)