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ERIC Number: EJ969104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
The Role of Teacher and Faculty Trust in Forming Teachers' Job Satisfaction: Do Years of Experience Make a Difference?
Van Maele, Dimitri; Van Houtte, Mieke
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n6 p879-889 Aug 2012
This study relates trust at the level of both the teacher and the faculty to teachers' job satisfaction. Teaching experience is explored as a moderator of the trust-satisfaction relationship. Multilevel analyses on data of 2091 teachers across 80 secondary schools in Flanders (Belgium) revealed positive associations between teacher trust in students, parents, colleagues, and the principal and satisfaction. Although faculty trust did not affect job satisfaction and teaching experience did not moderate the trust-satisfaction relationship, our findings highlight the social dimension of teaching. Improving the quality of teachers' social relationships in the workplace should enhance their job satisfaction. (Contains 3 tables.)
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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: Belgium