ERIC Number: ED453174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Attrition of New Teachers among Recent College Graduates: Comparing Occupational Stability among 1992-93 Graduates Who Taught and Those Who Worked in Other Occupations. Statistical Analysis Report. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports.
Henke, Robin R.; Zahn, Lisa
This study examined the occupational stability of bachelor's degree recipients during the first 4 years after receiving the degree, analyzing whether those who were teaching in 1994 were more or less likely than those in other occupations to leave the work force for work in different occupations in 1997. Data came from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, which surveyed bachelor's degree recipients in 1992-92, 1994, and 1997. Data analysis indicated that among graduates who were employed in 1994 and 1997, K-12 teachers (i.e., graduates who taught in 1994) were as likely as graduates who worked in other white collar, professional occupations to work in the same occupation category in 1997. Approximately four-fifths of graduates who taught in 1994 were also teaching in 1997, and similar proportions of graduates who worked in other occupations worked in their respective occupation categories in both 1994 and 1997. Graduates who worked in other occupation categories in 1994 were less likely than K-12 teachers to work in the same occupation category at both points in time. This occurred despite the fact that teachers were held to a higher standard. A glossary of terms and technical notes and methodology are appended. (Contains 24 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Turnover, Tables (Data), Teacher Persistence, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Project officer C. Dennis Carroll.