The Relationship Between Providing Teachers With A Supportive Environment and Teacher Satisfaction
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Type of Work45 p.
Action Research Paper
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Classroom environment -- Research
Teachers -- Job satisfaction -- Research
Teaching -- Aids and devices -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of providing teachers in a special education department in the high school setting with a supportive environment on teacher satisfaction. The study was conducted from January 2014 to June 2014 during which time a supportive environment was implemented via the department chair. The results indicate that providing a supportive environment had no significant effect on teacher satisfaction. All teachers reported an increased number of interactions and level of satisfaction with the Department Chair, but that did not change the level of satisfaction with teaching overall. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that teacher satisfaction is not solely impacted by the provision of a supportive environment.