Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

First Advisor

Theresa McCormick

Second Advisor

Harold Dilts

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to develop and test a hypothetical model that examined factors that influence teacher performance and commitment of Iowa State University (ISU) teacher education graduates. Position selection, job provisions, working environment satisfaction, teaching performance, teaching efficacy, and commitment provided the framework for the development of the model. The measurement point was five years following graduation;The model was tested using survey data collected from the five-year follow-up study of ISU teacher education graduates. Those who graduated in 1982-83 and 1983-84 and were teaching at the time of the survey (N = 245) provided the data;Results of full recursive path analysis of the model yielded 12 significant paths. The final variable in the path analysis was commitment orientation. Leadership, extrinsic and intrinsic satisfaction, and teaching efficacy provided the significant predictor variables;The same variables were used as predictors in a discriminant analysis of commitment. Of the 11 predictors, 4 proved significant. These were: commitment orientation, humanistic qualities of job provisions, intrinsic satisfaction in the working environment, and teaching efficacy.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11214

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Marilyn Kay Kimbrell

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9003541

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

169 pages

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