ERIC Number: ED415204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-12
Male Elementary School Teachers' Ratings of Job Satisfaction by Years of Teaching Experience.
This cross-sectional, descriptive study explored seven aspects of elementary teachers' job satisfaction across six categories of years of teaching experience and by gender. Surveys were mailed to 4,428 elementary teachers in 129 Ohio restructuring public schools. The surveys collected demographic data and measured job satisfaction using the National Followup Survey of Teacher Education Graduates. The return rate was 42 percent (N=1,877). All teacher ratings of job satisfaction were positive and differences were of degree rather than kind. Two-way ANOVA found no statistically significant interaction effects by gender and years of teaching experience on any items or total scale score. There were no statistically significant differences by gender or years of teaching experience in ratings of satisfaction with salary, opportunities for advancement, degree of autonomy/decision making, general working conditions, or total scale score. Teachers with over 26 years of teaching experience rated their satisfaction with interactions with colleagues higher than did teachers in the five other categories. Females rated satisfaction higher than males on job challenge, interaction with colleagues, and interaction with students. Both male and female teachers rated their satisfaction with teaching positively on all seven aspects. (Contains 4 tables and 14 references). (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Memphis, TN, November 12, 1997).