The relationship between selected independent variables and the level of job satisfaction of school counselors: implications for administors and policy makers, 2010

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
The relationship between selected independent variables and the level of job satisfaction of school counselors: implications for administors and policy makers, 2010
Creator:
Mcfarlane, Renee' Adenike
Contributor to Resource:
Turner, Trevor
Norman, Moses C.
Moffett, Noran
Date of Original:
2010-07-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Education (EdD)
Date of Degree: 2010
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Education, Educational Leadership
Many school counselors have not utilized their leadership opportunities because of role ambiguity in their position which leads to job dissatisfaction. The researcher believes that until school counselors can become more satisfied in their positions they will not operate as educational leaders. The primary purpose of the study was to identify if there was significant relationship between selected independent variables (school counselor demographics, school demographics, school counselor leadership attributes, principal leadership style. teacher-school counselor relationship, parent-school counselor relationship, school counselor recognition, and school counselor role responsibilities) and the level of job satisfaction of school counselors in a metropolitan Atlanta school district and to further reveal how administrators and policy makers can guide school counselors in contributing to and improving the legitimacy of the profession. The statistical test that was used to test the relationships as expressed in the research questions is the correlation analysis. The results of the study were analyzed to explain which independent variables have the greatest impact on school counselors job satisfaction. Findings from this study suggest that there is a statistically signification relationship between selected independent variables (school counselor leadership attributes, principal leadership style, teacher school counselor relationship, parent-school counselor relationship, school counselor recognition, and school counselor role responsibilities) and job satisfaction.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2010_mcfarlane_renee_a
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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