Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4813

Date

2016

Date of Award

11-23-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Instr and Curr Leadership

Concentration

Instruction and Curriculum

Committee Member

Deborah Watlington

Committee Member

Duane Giannangelo

Committee Member

Louis Franceschini

Abstract

Teacher absenteeism is a growing problem in the United States.Teachers miss more days in the educational field than in any other workforce according to Cheng (2013). Educational leaders are beginning to pay close attention to the number of days teachers are missing as they seek waysto improve school effectiveness. Seven elementary schools were surveyed using Bentley and Rempels (1980) Purdue Teacher Opinionnaire to determine what relationships exist between 89 third through fifth gradeteachers in a small southwestern school district in Tennessee. This quantitative study addresses relationships in terms of teachers usage of sick and personal days, the teacher's professional TVAAS evaluation scores, and their satisfaction with teaching at the elementary level.The study suggested that teachers with more experience tended to be absent less, had higher TVAAS scores, and were much more satisfied with teaching in general.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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