Elementary Teacher Attrition and Factors of Organizational Climate Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Elementary Teacher Attrition and Factors of Organizational Climate

Creator

  • Author: Cotten, Virginia E.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Moseley, Patricia
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Patricia A. Moseley ; Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Bernshausen, Diana
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Tipps, R. Steven
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2003-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • 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.

Subject

  • 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

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • 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.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 53172306
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5525

Degree

  • 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

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