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ERIC Number: EJ835452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Teacher Job Satisfaction in a Reform State: The Influence of Teacher Characteristics, Job Dimensions, and Psychological States
Winter, Paul A.; Brenner, Doris B.; Petrosko, Joseph M.
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n4 p416-437 Jun 2006
Despite the importance of job satisfaction, little research exists about this factor as it relates to teachers working in a school reform environment. This study addressed teacher characteristics, job dimensions, and work-related psychological states that predict public school teacher job satisfaction in a school reform state. Teachers (N = 578) completed a modified version of the Job Diagnostic Survey. Hierarchical multiple regression results indicated that the job dimension of teacher autonomy (* = 0.178) and the psychological states of experienced meaningfulness of the work (* = 0.431), experienced responsibility for the job (* = 0.129), and knowledge of results from the job (* = 0.220) explained 46% of the variance in overall teacher job satisfaction. This result greatly exceeded established criteria for a large effect size in multiple regression analysis. Implications for practice, theory, and future research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky