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ERIC Number: ED547756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 172
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2675-1443-1
Teacher Morale and Job Satisfaction in the State of New Jersey
Bagolie, Rosaura
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
This study explored factors that affect teacher morale and job satisfaction in New Jersey's reform environment. This study was conducted to determine if a statistically significant correlation exists between teacher morale and job satisfaction in the state of New Jersey and whether the proposed reforms to pension, benefits, and tenure have contributed to these factors. Data was collected on November 10-11, 2011, at the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This study used a quantitative approach using survey research. A non-probability sampling method was used, specifically convenience sampling. The researcher constructed, piloted, and validated the instrument. The Teacher Morale and Job Satisfaction Survey consisted of a demographics survey and 30 Likert-scaled questions. The survey was administered to the sample population (n = 705), which consisted of public school teachers certified and employed in the state of New Jersey in a K-12 non-charter school setting. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics were used to test and analyze hypotheses. The results of the study revealed that a significant negative correlation exits among teachers in the state of New Jersey with regard to morale/job satisfaction and attitudes towards reforms. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey