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Job Satisfaction of Principals
A thorough literature review of factors which influence the job satisfaction of principals.
# 60429 | 6,541 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 18, 2005 in Education (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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This literature review gathers data to help determine the level of job satisfaction among school principals. The data for this study is collected from information obtained in a literature review of both current and earlier studies and reports that illustrate factors that affect the level of job satisfaction for school principals. The research attempts to demonstrate that the following factors can affect a principal's level of job satisfaction. It points out that these factors include, but are not limited to, location and demographics of the school, principal-teacher relationships, principal-student relationships, principal-parent relationships, community's attitude towards the school, gender, wages and benefits. The secondary purpose of this review examines some theories and concepts about job satisfaction in general.
Literature Review
Theories of Job Satisfaction
Job Satisfaction Among Principals

From the Paper:

"Basically, job satisfaction is about liking your job and finding fulfillment in what you do. It combines an individual's feelings and emotions about their and how their job affects their personal lives. There is no one definition that sums up job satisfaction but there are many theories on what contributes positively or negatively to those feelings.
Stemple (2003) notes that "Today the classic theories of Maslow (1943), Herzberg (1968), and Vroom (1964) on job satisfaction are the basis for much of the modern day studies. These classic theories have served as a basis for the evolution of job satisfaction research and have served as a springboard for research inside and outside the field of education. Because these classic theories have transcended into the field of education, from a historical perspective, it is important to look at the classic theories of job satisfaction. In their book on theories of job satisfaction, Campbell, Dunnettee, Lawler, and Weik (1970) divide the present-day theories of job satisfaction into two groups, content theories which give an account of the factors that influence job satisfaction and process theories that try to give an account of the process by which variables such as expectations, needs, and values relate to the characteristics of the job to produce job satisfaction. Maslow's (1943) Needs Hierarchy Theory and its development by Herzberg into the two factor theory of job satisfaction are examples of content theory. Equity, fulfillment and Vroom's (1964) expectancy theory are examples of process theory."

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