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- Main Title Elementary Teacher Attrition and Factors of Organizational Climate
Author: Cotten, Virginia E.Creator Type: Personal
Chair: Moseley, PatriciaContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Patricia A. Moseley ; Major Professor
Committee Member: Bernshausen, DianaContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Minor Professor
Committee Member: Tipps, R. StevenContributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 2003-05
- Content Description: As the United States faces a critical teacher shortage, it is important to examine all factors that may contribute to the revolving door of teacher attrition. This study explored the climate of elementary schools to determine if there was a correlation between teacher attrition and school organizational climate. Three basic research questions were addressed: 1) Is there a relationship between school organizational climate and teacher attrition? 2) Is a change in campus leadership related to school organizational climate? 3) Is there a relationship between a change in campus leadership and teacher attrition? Thirty-seven elementary schools were examined in terms of their individual teacher attrition rates and their climate survey scores. The data utilized in this study came from one school district's climate survey and teacher attrition rates for the 2000-2001 school year. The findings of this study indicate that factors of organizational climate may predict teacher attrition rates. Specifically, instructiona support may be related to teacher attrition. Major components of instructional support include principal behaviors, respect for teaching and learning, and communication with administrators. Teacher attrition was not related to principal experience. Also, principal experience was not related to factors of school organizational climate.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Teacher turnover -- United States.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Elementary school teachers -- United States.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: School management and organization -- United States.
- Keyword: Teacher retention
- Keyword: attrition
- Keyword: school climate
- Keyword: organizational climate
- Keyword: leadership
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: unt_strict
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Holder: Cotten, Virginia E.
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- OCLC: 53172306
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5525
- Degree Name: Doctor of Education
- Degree Level: Doctoral
- Degree Discipline: Curriculum and Instruction
- Academic Department: Department of Teacher Education and Administration
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas