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ERIC Number: EJ908188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
The Relation between the Level of Job Satisfaction and Types of Personality in High School Teachers
Ayan, Sezer; Kocacik, Faruk
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v35 n1 p27-41 Feb 2010
Teachers are loaded important responsibilities in educational process. The productivity and effectiveness of them are influenced by promotion, charging, job security, technological level, course load and working schedule which all are determined mostly by their institutions and influenced by noncognitive characteristics such as age, gender, family structure and finally influenced by personality types and characteristics, attitudes and behaviors, social values, competency and other personality characteristics of teachers. Purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between the level of job satisfaction of high school teachers and types of personality and to evaluate the differences of the levels of job satisfaction in accordance with the personality features. Method: The study covers teachers working in state schools in the central sub province of Sivas. Total number of the teachers work in 25 high schools at the area was one thousand and thirty-six. Fifty percent of the schools were included into the sample, and questionnaire was applied to 482 teachers. Data of the study were obtained from the questionnaire that determined the socio-demographic characteristics of the teachers, occupational satisfaction scale that determined their job satisfaction and the personality scale that determined their personality characteristics. Findings: Thirty-two percent of the teachers that answered the questionnaire were women and sixty-eight percent were males. The average score given by the teachers to all the statements in the scale in general is (O = 3.55); and it is seen that teachers are satisfied with their jobs near to an intermediary level. It is seen that more than half (62%) of the teachers have extrovert personalities. Proportion of the teachers with introvert personalities within the sample was 32%. When the differences of points that teachers obtained in the job satisfaction scale and points obtained for each of the statements included in the scale used to evaluate their personality characteristics were compared, it was found that their job satisfaction showed significant differences in terms of characteristics of liking competence, being ambitious in the social area and occupation, getting angry easily, and hiding their feelings. (Contains 7 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey