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.

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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)
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

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