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ERIC Number: EJ1154626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
High School STEM Teachers' Perceptions of the Work Environment
Pedersen, Daphne E.; West, Robert R.
Education, v138 n1 p Fall 2017
How do secondary STEM teachers perceive the environments in which they teach? To what degree is STEM teaching at the secondary level situated in a gendered workplace organization? Using data from the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey, we examined how men and women who were full-time secondary school teachers in STEM fields (N = 5,617) perceived the school environment, their overall job satisfaction, and intent to remain in teaching. Gender differences but also many similarities emerged. Women teachers viewed a number of student issues as serious problems. Women perceived greater cooperation among staff, but men perceived better communication with principals and recognition for a job well done. Though men had higher salaries, there were not significant gender differences in job satisfaction, and women teachers were more certain about their choice to become a teacher and planned to stay in their positions longer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
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