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ERIC Number: EJ885931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Teaching in the Yukon: Exploring Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs, Stress, and Job Satisfaction in a Remote Setting
Klassen, Robert M.; Foster, Rosemary Y.; Rajani, Sukaina; Bowman, Carley
International Journal of Educational Research, v48 n6 p381-394 2009
This article presents a mixed methods examination of teachers' job beliefs in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. In Study 1 we used questionnaires to examine job beliefs for 221 teachers from the Yukon and western Canada. Teachers' self- and collective efficacy and workload stress were lower for Yukon teachers, but levels of overall stress and satisfaction were similar across settings. In Study 2 we conducted interviews to examine how geographical, community, and cultural factors were related to Yukon teachers' job beliefs. Results showed that job stress and job satisfaction were influenced by physical and human geography, level of connection with the community, and by the community's cultural transitions. The findings highlight the influence of cultural and community factors on teachers' working lives. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada