An investigation of the influence of participative decision-making on productivity and job satisfaction of high school teachers

Penney, Gregory Stephen (1978) An investigation of the influence of participative decision-making on productivity and job satisfaction of high school teachers. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

[img] [English] PDF - Accepted Version
Available under License - The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.

Download (20Mb)

Abstract

The major purpose of this study was to determine if participation in educational decision-making affected teacher productivity and teacher satisfaction. The data collection took place in April and May, 1976, using a six part questionnaire. Twenty-five high schools were randomly selected along the east coast of Newfoundland. This represented a total teacher sample of three hundred and fifty-eight. In all, two hundred and eighty, or 78.2 percent, responded. -- The data analyses consisted of factor analyses and Pearson product-moment correlations. The two hypotheses tested were: -- 1. There is an inverse relationship between friction point rating (FPR) identified by teachers and their Job Satisfaction. -- 2. An inverse relationship exists between friction point rating (FPR) and Teacher Productivity. -- The results of the bivariate analyses were negative; therefore, both hypotheses were rejected. However, the study revealed four major findings. They may be summarized as follows: (1) Three friction point areas emerged: classroom management, curriculum, and staff hiring and evaluation. (2) A teacher’s effort is significantly related to his intrinsic commitment to teaching. (3) There was a significant relationship between the friction point rating in the area of curriculum and a person’s satisfaction. Finally, (4) there was a significant relationship between a person’s self concept of his teaching ability and the friction point area classroom management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8593
Item ID: 8593
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 81-89.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: School management and organization--Newfoundland and Labrador; Management--Employee participation--Newfoundland and Labrador

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over the past year

View more statistics