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ERIC Number: ED546583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-5735-3
Case Study: How Perceived Behaviors of Administrative Support Influence Teacher Retention Decisions
Daugherty, Lisa
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, The University of the Rockies
Educational reform is taking the nation, teachers are nearing retirement age, some teachers are choosing early retirement, and teachers are exiting the profession at a significant rate. Collectively, these trends in education present staffing and training concerns for today's schools. The purpose of this case study was to examine how teachers' perceptions of administrative support differ individually and how leadership behaviors influence job satisfaction and teachers' intent to stay or leave the profession. A qualitative case study method was used to explore, in-depth, a current phenomenon in education. Data collection instruments included a participant questionnaire and participant interviews. Results suggest that administrative support, as a component of working conditions and a function of leadership, influences teacher job satisfaction and mobility. Job satisfaction, along with school culture, influences organizational commitment and performance. The results from this study provide school leaders with valuable and usable information of how teachers and principals can work collegially to create a learning environment where teachers and students are successful. [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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