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ERIC Number: ED534275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 135
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-4378-7
Retaining Physical Therapists in North Carolina Public Schools
Ray, Laurie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The intent of this research was to describe school-based physical therapists in North Carolina (NC) and examine relationships between personality traits of this group, their job satisfaction and their perception of factors that influence decisions to remain at or leave their jobs. School-based physical therapists across NC (n=97) anonymously completed a web-based survey. The web-based survey was comprised of three separate survey instruments: (1) Big Five Factors Mini-Markers, a personality assessment, (2) Measure of Job Satisfaction, a job satisfaction assessment and (3) a demographic questionnaire asking about participants their work environments, personal and professional lives. Results suggested that school-based physical therapists want to stay on the job and are motivated by: the meaningfulness of the work, making a difference, the schedule, autonomy and teamwork. Poor opportunity for career development and advancement along with paperwork, inadequate salary and inadequate administrative support encourages them to consider leaving. Small administrative adjustments can improve job satisfaction and may ensure students with disabilities have access to these professionals in every school. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; United States