ERIC Number: ED282843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes toward Merit Pay for Instructional Personnel: A Survey of Florida Public District Policy Makers and Administrators. The Relationship of Expectancy Work Motivation, Selected Situational Variables and Locus of Control to Teacher Job Satisfaction.
Wiegman, John R.; Binnie, David G.
Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc. Research Bulletin, v19 n2 Win 1985
This research bulletin contains parts of two studies dealing with the persistent problem of developing effective teachers and stimulating effective teaching. The study reported in "Attitudes toward Merit Pay for Instructional Personnel" (John Weigman) was conducted to survey, analyze, and compare the attitudes of Florida public school district policy makers and administrators toward merit pay. Of the 364 respondents (out of 510 who received the survey instrument) it was found that 39 percent supported merit pay for teachers, with most support coming from personnel administrators and school board members, and least support from superintendents. The introduction, reviews of literature, conclusions, and bibliography of this study are included in the bulletin. "The Relationship of Expectancy Work Motivation, Selected Situational Variables and Locus of Control to Teacher Job Satisfaction" (David G. Binnie) investigated correlations among teacher job satisfaction, teaching experience, teacher motivation, teaching conditions, and locus of control among Florida teachers. Results indicated that the concept of "job satisfaction" is of somewhat limited practical and theoretical value and that job safisfaction may be better approached through indirect rather than direct methods. The summary and bibliography of the study are included. (CB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Job Satisfaction, Merit Pay, School Districts, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience
FERDC, P.O. Box 506, Sanibel, FL 33957 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.
Identifiers - Location: Florida