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ERIC Number: EJ1172221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
Job Embeddedness May Hold the Key to the Retention of Novice Talent in Schools
Watson, Jennifer Moradian
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v29 n1 p26-43 Mar 2018
Teacher retention has been studied for decades, yet it has recently assumed renewed significance due to current teacher shortages. This study was designed to determine whether teachers' job embeddedness (JE) is related to turnover. JE is found in organizational literature (Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski, & Erez, 2001) and has been a robust predictor of retention across diverse groups of employees (Mallol, Holtom, & Lee, 2007) as well as among various countries and cultures (Lee, Burch, & Mitchell, 2014). For this study, we surveyed over 143 teachers with less than five years of experience in three school districts in Central California, and we identified a correlation between retention and embeddedness through the use of multivariate analysis of variance. The results indicate that JE is indeed related to novice teacher retention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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