Parental satisfaction with the Newfoundland and Labrador kindergarten to grade 12 public school system

Spurrell, Dana C. (1998) Parental satisfaction with the Newfoundland and Labrador kindergarten to grade 12 public school system. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

A telephone survey of 846 Newfoundland and Labrador adults (329 with children currently in school. 228 with children who had already left the school system. 283 who had never had children in school and 6 who were parents of preschool children) was conducted to determine their level of satisfaction with the Kindergarten to Grade 12 public school system. An overall measure of satisfaction was created using four indices: level of confidence that Newfoundland schools are as good as other schools; perceived quality of elementary schools: perceived quality of high schools: and a comparison of schooling in the province today to schooling as it was ten years ago. Using this overall measure of satisfaction, it was shown that most respondents were satisfied with the Newfoundland K- 12 school system. Satisfaction was not related to parental status. While demographic variables such as age. gender, annual income and parental status were not related to respondents’ satisfaction with the system, education was shown to be a factor in determining overall satisfaction. Satisfaction was also influenced by whether respondents thought schools were: achieving the main priority of schooling; placing proper emphasis on course curricula; and adequately dealing with the problems facing today's schools.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1071
Item ID: 1071
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 75-77.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Education--Newfoundland and Labrador--Evaluation; Educational surveys--Newfoundland and Labrador; Education--Newfoundland and Labrador--Public opinion

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