ERIC Number: EJ727421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
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The Retention and Attrition of Juvenile Justice Teachers
Houchins, David E.; Shippen, Margaret E.; Cattret, Jack
Education & Treatment of Children, v27 n4 p374-393 Nov 2004
The intent of this study was to examine factors associated with the attrition and retention of juvenile justice teachers. Prior to this study, no data were available on the specific attrition and retention factors of this population. An extensive survey was administered to all of Georgia's juvenile justice teachers. Completed surveys were received from 96% of the teachers (n=338). Descriptive data and statistical analyses were used. Overall, Georgia's juvenile justice teachers are more satisfied on the job than dissatisfied. The greatest areas of dissatisfaction were in the areas of disruptive student behavior, workload manageability, and parental support. Significant differences in job satisfaction were found between males and females and more experienced and less experienced teachers.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Job Satisfaction, Juvenile Justice, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Gender Differences, Parent Participation, Teaching Experience
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia