ERIC Number: ED442181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Research Series.
Research and Development Cadre, Honolulu, HI.; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) works with 10 American-affiliated Pacific entities: (1) American Samoa; (2) the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands; (3) the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap); (4) Guam; (5) Hawaii; (6) the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and (7) the Republic of Palau. This survey raises awareness of the risk factors affecting educators in the Pacific entities served by PREL. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition and stress burnout. In Chuuk State, 124 teacher surveys and 38 administrator surveys were returned. The data reveal the extent of these problems and shed some light on possible contributing factors. Absenteeism among teachers and school administrators appears to be a problem. Lack of support and low salaries were top reasons selected for leaving teaching, with many of the teachers who might leave teaching experiencing some aspects of occupational burnout. Appendixes contain teacher and administrator questionnaires (Contains 17 references.) (DFR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Government Publications, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover, Morale, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Burnout
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Suite 2500, 1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 (RS9805). Tel: 808-533-6000; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.prel.hawaii.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research and Development Cadre, Honolulu, HI.; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Federated States of Micronesia