Job satisfaction of Jamaican elementary school teachers

Fay Rodgers-Jenkinson, David W. Chapman

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Abstract

This study investigated correlates of job satisfaction among public (N=190) and private (N=100) Jamaican elementary school teachers. Emphasis was on the identification of factors that could be affected through administrative intervention. Results indicated that the quality of school working conditions and respondents' relationships with other teachers were significantly related to satisfaction for both public and private school teachers. School prestige and parental encouragement were also significant predictors for public school teachers; leadership style, organizational structure, and teacher-parent relationships predicted job satisfaction for private school teachers. Implications of these findings for Jamaican education are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-313
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Review of Education
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1990

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