Title page for ETD etd-09082012-040050
|Type of Document
||Dwyer, Sharon K.
||The home satisfaction and work satisfaction of home economics teachers in Virginia
||Master of Science
||Vocational and Technical Education
|Burge, Penny L.
|Crunkilton, John R.
|Stewart, Daisy L.
|Date of Defense
Home satisfaction, work satisfaction and the presence or
absence of children were quantitatively assessed using
responses from 132 Virginia vocational home economics
teachers. Analysis of variance was used to examine whether
home satisfaction and the presence or absence of children
made a significant difference in work satisfaction. Those
items which teachers found most and least satisfying in
both their work and home situations were also identified.
The analysis of variance found that mean home satisfaction
scores made a significant difference upon work
satisfaction, while the presence or absence of children did
not. The interaction of home satisfaction and children
made no significant difference. Home and family items
teachers identified as being most satisfying were personal
habits, housing, health of family members, and personal
health. Those least satisfying were amount of time for
self! division of household duties, time together as a
family, and family schedule. Aspects which were the most
satisfying at work were amount of commuting time, amount of
control over job, opportunity to work independently, and
friendships at work. Those which were least satisfying
were flexibility of work schedule, opportunities for
advancement, salary, and meal and break times. Overall,
this group of vocational home economics teachers indicated
a high level of satisfaction with work and home life.
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