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ERIC Number: ED440967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 21
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Two Profiles of Schoolteachers: A Discriminant Analysis of Job Satisfaction.
Bogler, Ronit
This study investigated factors that could discriminate between teachers with high levels of job satisfaction (HS) and teachers with low levels of job satisfaction (LS). A self-report questionnaire was administered to 930 teachers in schools in northern Israel in 1997. Respondents were instructed to refer to their current school principal when answering questions about principal leadership style, teachers' perceptions of their occupation, and teachers' satisfaction according to various work-related factors. The survey also collected background information through a set of questions about organizational and personal characteristics. A total of 745 teachers returned usable questionnaires. Out of those 745, 116 were categorized as LS teachers and 106 as HS teachers. Data analysis delineated the characteristics of the LS and HS teachers. Results indicate that LS teachers were mostly male, taught in large schools in the city, perceived their principal to be a transactional leader, and did not view their teaching job as a profession. The HS teachers were mostly female and Jewish, were from large schools, perceived their principal to be a transformational leader, and viewed their teaching job as a profession. (Contains 19 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel