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Abstract

Early studies by corporate organizations related the concept of job satisfaction to work performance. Subsequently, studies in educational research began to focus on job satisfaction among teachers with little attention paid to school administrators such as principals. In the organizational hierarchy of schools, principals hold the highest position. Consequently, it is important to study the influence of job satisfaction among these administrators because of their leadership roles. This paper focuses on the sources of job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction among principals. Studies reviewed cited various sources of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. These included the job itself, the work expectations of principals to their work outcomes, contextual difference, and job autonomy. Recommendations for the area of educational administration are included.

Year of Submission

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Barry J. Wilson

Second Advisor

Dale R. Jackson

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (39 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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