ERIC Number: EJ670623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Inspiring the Pinch-Hitters: Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction of Substitute Teachers.
Gonzales, Lisa Marie
SubJournal: For Personnel Responsible for Substitute Teaching, v3 n2 p53-64 Fall 2002
Investigated factors that motivated substitute teachers to remain in teaching or leave the field, noting how certain sources of job satisfaction influenced their decision to leave or stay. Survey data indicated that most substitutes loved their work with students and taught because they enjoyed helping students learn. However, student behavior, negligible benefits, and concern about personal safety threatened to drive them from the classroom. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence
Substitute Teaching Institute, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322; Telephone: 800-922-4693.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California