ERIC Number: ED442185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: Pohnpei 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: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap), Guam, Hawaii, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. The main purpose of this survey was to raise awareness of the risk factors affecting educators in the Pacific entities and to provide insight necessary to redress the concerns of students, policymakers, and educators around the region. The study identified risk factors affecting educators in the Pohnpei State and other Pacific entities served by PREL. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition and stress burnout. In Pohnpei State, 179 teachers and 30 administrators returned surveys. Absenteeism among teachers and administrators is a problem. Personal illness, vacations, and funerals were cited as leading reasons for being absent. 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)
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