ERIC Number: ED458701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: A Compilation of Reports. Research Series.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.; Research and Development Cadre, Honolulu, HI.
This report compiles results of studies conducted in American Samoa, Chuuk, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawai'i, Kosrae, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap. It was conducted in the 1996-97 school year by Pacific Resources for Education and Learning in close collaboration with its Research and Development Cadre. The Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators Study tried to determine the risk factors for Pacific schoolteachers and administrators and identify which factors might lead to absenteeism, attrition, and stress/burnout. The average number of days teachers were away from school was 11, which is significantly higher than the U.S. national average of 7 sick and personal-leave days. For most of the 10 political entities, Pacific teachers and administrators did not appear to have workplace stress, according to the Maslach Burnout Inventory. In 9 out of 10 entities, administrators ranked retirement and low salaries as the top reasons they might leave the profession. Teachers ranked too much stress and no support from both central office and school administration as the primary reasons for leaving teaching. In 7 entities, teachers who said they might leave teaching in the next 2 years experienced higher degrees of stress and burnout than their peers. (Each paper contains references, tables, and figures.) (RKJ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Absenteeism, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attendance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Suite 2500, 1099 Alakea St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Tel: 808-941-1300; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.prel.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.; Research and Development Cadre, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; Federated States of Micronesia; Guam; Hawaii; Marshall Islands; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory
IES Cited: ED555740