A study of peer supervision and its relationship to job satisfaction and school climate for selected elementary school teachers
The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship existed between school climate, job satisfaction and participation in peer coaching as a form of supervision. School climate was assessed by the administration of the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire-Rutgers Elementary. Job satisfaction was assessed by the administration of the Job Descriptive Index. Subjects for the study consisted of all instructional staff at Bear Lake Elementary School in Seminole County, Florida during the 1988-89 school year. Following the pretest conducted prior to the start of the 1988-89 school year, a one-year long peer coaching project was conducted for a volunteer sampling of the instructional staff. At the conclusion of the 1988-89 school year, all members of the instructional staff were posttested. In addition, demographic and narrative data were gathered from the Experimental Group. Analyses consisted of descriptive nonparametric statistics. The pre- and posttests for each group were subjected to multivariate analysis of variance. The pretests were analyzed to detect significant pretest differences. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) Pretest scores placed both job satisfaction and school climate as negatively skewed. The "ceiling effect'' limited the potential for statistically significant differences, however, the Experimental Group behaved as predicted for six of the nine variables studied; (2) The prerequisite skills for successful peer coaching of supportive principal involvement, open communication and teacher trust were in evidence throughout the study; (3) Experienced teachers were more likely to participate in peer coaching; and (4) There was unanimous satisfaction amongst the Experimental Group with peer coaching.
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Rothberg, Robert A.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
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Colwell, Christopher James, "A study of peer supervision and its relationship to job satisfaction and school climate for selected elementary school teachers" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4124.