Teachers' job satisfaction in site-based and non-site-based elementary schools

Kathleen Joyce Davey

Abstract

The difference in the level of job satisfaction among teachers who are assigned to site-based managed schools and those assigned to non-site-based managed schools in two districts in Mississippi was investigated in this study. The specific factors of general job satisfaction, achievement, ability utilization, activity levels, creativity, and social status were investigated. The study determined that there was not a significant difference among the groups in general job satisfaction, ability utilization, and social status. However, it was found that there was a significant difference among the groups in the variables of creativity and achievement. This difference was found in site-based schools. Research shows that this should be true of site-based schools.