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*Recognition and praise relate to teachers' job satisfaction


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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship that existed between job satisfaction and the perceived amount of informal non-monetary recognition received by teachers who worked with children of military families. The study began with an assumption that teachers needed to receive daily informal recognition as a means to increase their job satisfaction. Six research questions guided this investigation. What was the relationship between the perceived amount of non-monetary recognition teachers received from principals and job satisfaction as measured by the Job Satisfaction Survey and Teacher Recognition Questionnaire? Research questions two through five asked about the relationship between perceived non-monetary recognition teachers received from their team leaders, peers, students, and parents as it related to job satisfaction. The last research question asked, what was the relationship between the total perceived amount of informal non-monetary recognition teachers received from all recognition sources combined and job satisfaction?

The population of this quantitative study included 1,700 teachers in two overseas military school districts. Six hundred and fifty-six teachers were randomly sampled with a return rate of 41 percent. The results revealed positive relationships existed between teacher job satisfaction and non-monetary recognition from each source. The recognition that principals provided to teachers had the strongest positive relationship to job satisfaction and was the best predictor of job satisfaction.

The results demonstrated the importance of recognition from administrators and families in increasing job satisfaction among those teaching in schools provided to military families overseas. Orientation programs for teachers embarking on careers in schools provided for the military may be one important implication derived from these results. Implications for university administrator and teacher education programs include the need to add courses to their programs of study in providing effective non-monetary recognition and praise to teachers. School districts may need to modify their policies or strategic plans to include ways to present non-monetary recognition to teachers.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Occupational psychology
Classification
0514: School administration
0624: Occupational psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Psychology; Job satisfaction; Praise; Recognition; Teachers
Title
*Recognition and praise relate to teachers' job satisfaction
Author
Bialopotocki, Rebecca N.
Number of pages
103
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 67/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542923845
Advisor
LaCost, Barbara Y.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3238255
ProQuest document ID
305291829
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305291829
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