ERIC Number: ED442184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: Yap 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 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 survey raises awareness of the risk factors affecting educators in the Pacific entities served by PREL and provides insight necessary to redress the concerns of students, policymakers and educators. This study identified risk factors affecting educators in Yap State. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition, and stress/burnout. In Yap, 189 teacher surveys and 26 administrator surveys were returned. Absenteeism among teachers and administrators appears to be a problem; they cited personal illness and funerals, educational leave, meetings and workshops as reasons. Among teachers, reasons for leaving teaching include low salaries and too many responsibilities. Reasons for school administrators to leave could not be determined from this analysis. 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 (RS9804). 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