ERIC Number: ED459150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Teacher Job Satisfaction in Developing Countries. Educational Research Supplemental Series (G).
Garrett, R. M.
This report presents results from a literature review that examined teacher job satisfaction in developing versus developed nations. The review involved computer searches using keywords, manual searches of databases, follow-up of references from papers, requests to research institutions worldwide, and searches of dissertations. Overall, most work has been focused on secondary school teachers. Issues related to elementary teachers and principals have not received much attention. There was no generally agreed upon definition of job satisfaction or standardization of instruments used in the available literature. What little research had been done in developing nations was based on a set of theoretical assumptions that had been developed from findings in developed nations. The evidence available from mature educational systems identified a complex picture in which job satisfaction, itself a multi-faceted concept, was closely related to the other key factors of worklife complexity and work centrality. Stress was produced, manifested, and coped with differently in different societies. The role played by stress in the normal working life of teachers in developing countries was a little-understood area. (Contains 57 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for International Development, London (England).
Note: Contains small print.