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ERIC Number: EJ933431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 43
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 138
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Career Mobility and Departure Intentions among School Principals in the United States: Incentives and Disincentives
Tekleselassie, Abebayehu Aemero; Villarreal, Pedro, III
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v10 n3 p251-293 2011
Despite concerns about turnover among administrators, conditions that influence career longevity intentions of school principals are less known. To address this gap in the literature, we conducted a three-level Generalized Multilevel Model to estimate variations in school and district characteristics impacting principals' career departure and mobility intentions, based on data from the School and Staffing Survey. Our findings indicate that job satisfaction, salary, autonomy, and individual characteristics impact intent to leave or move. Further, intentions to leave and move are not influenced by the same set of antecedents, suggesting that a different set of policy levers is needed to increase retention. (Contains 3 notes, 5 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)