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ERIC Number: ED546220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 181
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ISBN: 978-1-2676-0607-5
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Predictors of Instrumental Music Teacher Job Satisfaction
Bryant, Robert Louis, III
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Mercer University
Previous research studies related to teacher quality have found that teacher attrition rates are at an all-time high. Although much research has been conducted in the area of job satisfaction within the general teaching population, few studies of job satisfaction exist for instrumental music teachers. The purpose of this correlational study was to examine the factors that led to high levels of job satisfaction for instrumental music teachers in the state of Georgia. Data collected from 139 band and orchestra teachers was analyzed to determine the relationship between the outcome variable of job satisfaction and the five predictor variables of administrative support, career stage, salary, setting, and student participation. Descriptive and inferential statistics including multiple linear regression analysis were utilized to uncover the strongest predictors of job satisfaction for instrumental music teachers. Results indicated that the variables of administrative support, student participation, and salary were statistically significant predictors of job satisfaction. Setting and career stage were not found to be statistically significant predictors of job satisfaction for instrumental music teachers in the state of Georgia. Findings from this study suggest that administrative support, student participation, and salary have a significant impact on teacher job satisfaction, retention, and longevity. Programs addressing these issues may be developed at the local, district, and state levels to help raise the job satisfaction of instrumental music teachers. Future studies should explore these and other issues related to job satisfaction on a larger scale and within different educational contexts. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia