Rutledge, Valerie C.
Denning, Rick; Miller, Ted; O'Kelley-Wingate, Kimberly
College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine teacher morale and leadership practices as perceived within elementary and middle school teachers and between elementary and middle school teachers within one southeast Tennessee system. The literature presents various theories of leadership, and how individuals who practice those theories impact teacher morale, ultimately affecting teacher job satisfaction and attrition rates. Through information obtained from interviews and survey data, the researcher compared the similarities and differences that existed between teachers at the elementary and middle school levels as these pertained to morale and leadership. All teachers participating in this study completed the Purdue Teacher Opinionaire (PTO) (Bentley & Rempel, 1980) to provide the researcher insight into teacher m orale and the effect that leadership practices have on teachers. In addition, this study included interviews with a representative sample of teachers in the five elementary schools and one middle school involved in this research. The teachers were interviewed to gain their perceptions of morale, job satisfaction, and the various leadership practices that have enhanced or diminished their personal levels of workplace satisfaction. The overall goal of the study was to gain a greater understanding of the factors and leadership practices that build and enhance levels of teacher morale and job satisfaction.
Ed. D.; A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Education.
Teacher morale; Teachers -- Job satisfaction -- United States
xii, 135 leaves
Robinson, Jason D., "The leadership effect: teacher morale within selected schools in one southeast Tennessee system" (2010). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.