ERIC Number: ED436485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-30
Retention and Attrition of Teachers at the School Level: National Trends and Predictors. Data Analysis Report No. 1999-DAR1.
Boe, Erling E.; Barkanic, Gema; Leow, Christine S.
This report contains national trend and predictor data for the attrition of teachers from public schools. Data come from three large, national probability samples of teachers taken over 6 school years between 1987 and 1995. Data are based on questionnaire reports of teachers from the Public School Teacher Questionnaires of the Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS) and the associated Teacher Followup Surveys (a 1-year longitudinal component of the SASS). School attrition is subdivided into four components: teachers who voluntarily moved to different schools; teachers who moved to different schools through involuntary assignment; teachers who voluntarily left teaching altogether; and teachers who left teaching involuntarily through personnel action, or who retired. Summary results are presented in two sections. A section on trends in school attrition focuses on school transfer, exit attrition, reasons for school transfer, and reasons for exit attrition. A section on predictors of school attrition focuses on: situational variables predictive of school attrition; teacher characteristics predictive of school attrition; working condition variables predictive of school attrition; teacher judgment variables predictive of school attrition; followup year variables associated with school attrition; reduced logistic regression models of voluntary moving, voluntary leaving, involuntary moving, and involuntary leaving; reduced logistic regression models using teacher career judgements; reduced regression models using administrative support; and full logistic regression models contrasting attrition components. (Contains 17 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Center for Research and Evaluation in Social Policy.
Authoring Institution: N/A