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Iowa State University

Research and evaluation

1987

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Career Satisfaction Of Beginning Teachers In Iowa , Seung-Ho Kang Jan 1987

Career Satisfaction Of Beginning Teachers In Iowa , Seung-Ho Kang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the relationships between selected variables and teacher career satisfaction, and tested 14 research hypotheses formulated on the basis of literature review and a theoretical model of teacher career satisfaction. The sample consisted of 586 first-year teachers in Iowa in the 1985-86 school year. Findings partially supported the hypotheses and the theoretical model. Specifically, no significant relationships between personal characteristics (age and sex) and overall career satisfaction of beginning teachers were found. No significant difference in the overall career satisfaction at different academic preparation levels was found. Elementary teachers were significantly more satisfied with teaching than were either ...


The Effects Of Financial Stress On The Academic Achievement Of Young Adolescents From Farm And Nonfarm Families , Dania S. Clark-Lempers Jan 1987

The Effects Of Financial Stress On The Academic Achievement Of Young Adolescents From Farm And Nonfarm Families , Dania S. Clark-Lempers

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated whether financial stress brought about by economic changes in farm communities had an effect on academic achievement of young adolescents. Additionally, whether this effect was mediated by the social support of parents and/or the degree of dissonance in relationships with parents was also studied. Young adolescents, mothers and fathers from 105 farm and nonfarm families participated. The degree of financial hardship reported by the adolescents was positively related to their feelings of depression and to the degree of dissonance in their relationships with their parents. Their perceptions of financial hardship were negatively related to the amount ...


A Path Analytical Approach To Parents And Teacher Expectation Effects On Achievement For Middle School Students , Joon Ok Lee Jan 1987

A Path Analytical Approach To Parents And Teacher Expectation Effects On Achievement For Middle School Students , Joon Ok Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the research was twofold: One was to identify the nature of relationships of selected structural, attitudinal, and process variables of the home and school while the other was to test the hypothetical path models of parents and teacher expectation effects on pre-adolescents school learning. It was hypothesized that parent expectations for the child's achievement might be mediated by parent involvement, student expectations, and effort to achievement as well as teacher expectations might be mediated by teacher clarity, student expectations, and effort;The data were obtained from the responses of 115 sixth grade and 109 eighth grade ...