ERIC Number: ED442186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: American Samoa. 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. This survey raises awareness of the risk factors affecting educators in the Pacific entities and provides insight necessary to redress the concerns of students, policymakers, and educators around the region. The study identified risk factors affecting educators in American Samoa. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition, and stress burnout. Two hundred and three teacher surveys and 32 school administrator surveys were returned. Absenteeism among teachers and administrators does not appear to be a problem. Twenty-five percent of teachers surveyed agreed that they might quit teaching within two years, citing low salaries, poor benefits, and poor working conditions as reasons. Forty-four percent of school administrators surveyed plan to leave school administration within two years, citing low salaries, retirement, personal health problems, and promotion. 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: American Samoa