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ERIC Number: ED432800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 34
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Reassessing the Behavior of Principals as a Multiple-Factor in Teachers' Job Satisfaction.
Bogler, Ronit
This paper reports on a study that examined the effects of three factors on teacher satisfaction: principal leadership style (transformational or transactional), principal decision-making strategy (autocratic versus participative), and teachers' perceptions of their occupation. An overview of each of the three factors is provided. For the study, a closed-ended questionnaire was administered in 1997 to 930 teachers employed in schools located in northern Israel. Respondents were asked to refer to their current school principal when answering the survey. The findings show that teachers' perceptions of occupational prestige, self-esteem, autonomy at work, and professional self-development contribute the most to job satisfaction. This variable served as a mediating variable between principals' leadership style and teachers' satisfaction. Principals' decision-making style was found not to affect teacher satisfaction significantly, though teachers preferred to work with a principal who exhibited a transformational type of behavior rather than a transactional one. The more teachers perceived their teaching job as a profession and central to their lives, the more they were satisfied with it. (Contains 40 references, 3 tables, and 2 figures.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel