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ERIC Number: ED566946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Job Satisfaction. Data Point. NCES 2016-131
Sparks, Dinah; Malkus, Nat
National Center for Education Statistics
This report uses teacher responses to the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) public and private school teacher questionnaires from the 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 school years. SASS is a system of related questionnaires that provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education in the United States. The SASS system covers a wide range of topics from teacher demand, teacher and principal characteristics, general conditions in schools, principals' and teachers' perceptions of school climate and problems in their schools, teacher compensation, district hiring and retention practices, to basic characteristics of the student population. This Data Point includes information about teacher job satisfaction. Teachers reported their agreement with the statement: "I am generally satisfied with being a teacher at this school." In this Data Point, "Satisfied" teachers are those who responded "strongly agree" or "somewhat agree." "Dissatisfied" teachers are those who responded "somewhat disagree" or "strongly disagree." This brief report answers the questions: (1) In the 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 school years, what percentage of teachers reported that they were satisfied with their jobs, and how did satisfaction vary between teachers in public and private schools?; and (2) In public and private schools, how did teacher job satisfaction vary by teachers' perceptions of administrative support in the 2011-12 school year? The following figures of mathematical data are included: (1) Percent of teachers reporting they were satisfied in their jobs: School years 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12; and (2) Percent of satisfied teachers, by their perceptions of administrative support: School year 2011-12. Separate data tables on teacher job satisfaction are available at:
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
IES Funded: Yes