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ERIC Number: EJ794634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Performance Pay for Teachers: Determinants and Consequences
Belfield, Clive R.; Heywood, John S.
Economics of Education Review, v27 n3 p243-252 Jun 2008
Theory and evidence on performance-related pay for teaching remain inconclusive. Teachers will respond to rewards, but an appropriate reward structure may not be devised because education is a collaborative endeavor. Here we test three hypotheses: performance-related pay among teachers is more likely to be observed when there are evident indicators of team production; teachers receiving performance pay will earn more in total than otherwise equal teachers without performance pay; and teachers receiving performance pay should have higher job satisfaction. We use the Schools and Staffing Survey (2000) to test each hypothesis. Team production does strongly predict performance-related pay, and that such pay does boost earnings, but that job satisfaction is lower for those who receive such pay awards. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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