Title

Job Satisfaction Among Transition Coordinators In a Mid-South State

Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

First Advisor

James E. Whorton

Advisor Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Abstract

Relationships of selected variables to the criterion variable of expressed level of job satisfaction among transition coordinators in a mid-south state were examined in this study. The independent variables of total years of teaching experience, total years of experience working in the field of education, caseload, highest degree earned, race, age, and student population were investigated. The study determined whether relationships exist between the measured job satisfaction of transition coordinators and the selected variables. The total sample for the study consisted of individuals involved in the coordination of transition services for adolescents with disabilities within one mid-south state. The total number of surveys distributed was 89. The number of participants was 43 for a response rate of 48.3%. The findings were that there was a statistically significant relationship ( p < .05) between the expressed level of job satisfaction and total number of years teaching experience. Demographic data for gender and total years at present job were included for descriptive analysis. This study added to a body of research on transition coordinators and job satisfaction and provided information relevant to higher education preparation, continuing education program content, and administrative staffing.