ERIC Number: EJ1161103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Searching for Satisfaction: Black Female Teachers' Workplace Climate and Job Satisfaction
Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Fitchett, Paul G.
Urban Education, v53 n1 p86-112 Jan 2018
Job satisfaction may decrease teacher attrition. Furthermore, job satisfaction correlates with teacher retention, which may influence school building climate and student achievement. Potentially affecting students' progress and seeking to reduce attrition rates among Black teachers, this quantitative study uses data from the 2007-2008 Schools and Staffing Survey to examine Black female teachers' job satisfaction. Findings suggest that Black female teachers' have job satisfaction when they are in an urban, non-charter school; receive administrative support; experience positive student behavior; and are committed to teaching. Concluding recommendations are offered for teacher education programs and school leaders.
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Teaching Conditions, Job Satisfaction, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Urban Schools, Multiple Regression Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis, Coding
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A