Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among certain personality traits, vocational interests, and demographic factors with job satisfaction among secondary school natural science teachers. Implications for future research and educational practice were explored.;Volunteers teaching secondary school natural science classes in seven Virginia public school districts primarily in the Hampton Rhodes area were subjects for this study. Subjects completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Vocational Preference Inventory, The Job Descriptive Index, and a biographical informational questionnaire.;It was hypothesized that (1) there would be a positive correlation between the predominant basic preference, INTJ, and job satisfaction, (2) there would be a positive correlation between congruence of the Holland code IRS and job satisfaction, (3) there would be a positive correlation between differentiation and job satisfaction, and (4) there would be a positive correlation between age, sex, years as natural science teacher, years in present position, total years in education, highest degree earned and job satisfaction.;Hypotheses 1, 2, and 3 were rejected. In hypothesis 4, years in present position and years as natural science teacher were negatively correlated with job satisfaction. Recommendations for further research and future educational practice were made.
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DeShazo, George Newton, "An evaluation of personality-environmental factors related to job satisfaction of secondary school natural science teachers" (1992). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618426.