ERIC Number: ED451177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Texas Teachers, Moonlighting, and Morale: 1980-2000.
Henderson, David L.; Henderson, Travis W.
This is the eleventh in a series of biannual surveys of Texas public school teachers. The study began in 1980 to form a database of demographic information on Texas teacher characteristics. A sample of teachers was selected using a computerized systematic sample from the 80,000 members of the Texas State Teachers Association. The survey was conducted in February 2000. Questionnaires were mailed to 710 teachers, with a return rate of 43 percent. The average Texas teacher was a 40-year-old female making a $35,178 salary, was married with a working spouse, had a bachelor's degree, was the breadwinner, taught elementary school in an urban district, and had 10 years of experience with 43 percent of her fellow teachers seriously considering leaving the profession. About 42 percent of the teachers worked in the summer making $2,527, and 28 percent moonlighted during the regular school year making $4,720 while working 11.6 hours per week. About 88 percent of the teachers paid health insurance in the amount of $120 monthly. Nearly 80 percent of the teachers believed that moonlighting was detrimental and wanted to quit. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas