ERIC Number: ED442183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: Guam. Research Series.
Research and Development Cadre, Honolulu, HI.; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) works closely 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. The main purpose of this survey was to raise awareness of the risk factors affecting educators in the Pacific entities served by PREL and to provide insight necessary to redress the concerns of students, policymakers and educators around the region. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition, and stress/burnout. In Guam, 301 completed teacher surveys and 16 school administrator surveys were returned. Absenteeism among teachers and administrators does not appear to be a problem. Nearly 20 percent of all teachers surveyed agreed that they might leave within the next 2 years. Top reasons given include no support, low salaries and poor working conditions. Seventy-five percent of school administrators agreed they might leave, citing personal health problems and stress as reasons. The data collected in the study reveal the extent of these problems and shed some light on possible contributing factors. 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 (RS9808). 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: Guam