ERIC Number: EJ1132466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Relationships between Teacher Efficacy and Job Satisfaction among Novice and Experienced Secondary Agricultural Educators
Epps, Rebekah B.; Foor, Ryan M.
Career and Technical Education Research, v40 n2 p125-139 Oct 2015
The teacher shortage in the United States is a continuous problem for the American education system. Maintaining a high level of job satisfaction of teachers is an important goal for administrators, superintendents, and school systems. Employees who are more satisfied are generally more productive and committed to the profession. Beliefs in competence play a major role in job satisfaction. The purpose of the study was to describe the differences between novice teachers and experienced teachers on teacher efficacy and job satisfaction factors. A random sample of agricultural educators in the United States was surveyed. Overall, agricultural educators possessed a high level of teacher efficacy and were satisfied with their jobs. Agricultural educators did, however, report lower levels of teacher efficacy related to student engagement and lower levels of job satisfaction related to the teaching as a profession factor.
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teacher Shortage, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education, Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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